About MSC Malaysia Status

MSC Malaysia status is a recognition awarded to entities by the Government of Malaysia through the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) for ICT and ICT-facilitated businesses.

MSC Malaysia Status is awarded to both local and foreign companies that develop or utilise multimedia technologies to produce or enhance their products and services, and for process development.

Being recognised as a MSC Malaysia Status also reflects the entity’s position as a world-class service and achievements. The Government of Malaysia also grants additional incentives, rights and privileges to qualified organisations.

BENEFITS

MSC Malaysia has revolutionized the ICT industry in Malaysia and helped contribute to the country’s economy. By doing so, MSC Malaysia continues to successfully bridge the digital gap between the nation and its capability to conduct businesses worldwide.

Here are some of the reasons why you should think about MSC Malaysia Status:

MSC Malaysia – Categories

MSC Malaysia status is awarded to 4 types of business entities, each with a set of different application criteria and guidelines. The qualifying business entities are:-

MULTI-TIERED INCENTIVES

The grant of MSC Malaysia Status entitles qualified entities to a set of incentives, rights and privileges from the Government of Malaysia, namely the MSC Malaysia Bill of Guarantees (BoGs). MSC Malaysia Status entitles qualified entities to enjoy different type of benefits from BoGs as shown in the table below:

TIER 1 TIER 2 TIER 3 MSC4STARTUPS
BOG 10 BOGs 8 BOGs 6 BOGs 6 BOGs
Relocation MSC Cybercity/Centre Commercial building within the boundary of  MSC Cybercity/centre Exempted Exempted
Financial Incentive (Tax Exemption) 100% 100% 70% 70%
Foreign Knowledge Workers Unrestricted Unrestricted 20 Only 20 Only
Processing Fee RM 2,120 RM 2,120 RM 2,120 RM 530

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