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Malaysia - Iran Tax Treaty (as amended by 2002 protocol) — Orbitax Tax Hub

Note: This Treaty may be impacted by the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (MLI). MLI impact on Tax Treaties is available with the Orbitax International Tax Research & Compliance Expert.


Students and Trainees

An individual who is a resident of a Contracting State immediately before making a visit to the other Contracting State and is temporarily present in the other State solely:

  • (a) as a student at a recognised university, college, school or other similar recognised educational institution in that other State;
  • (b) as a business or technical apprentice; or
  • (c) as a recipient of a grant, allowance or award for the primary purpose of study, research or training from the Government of either State or from a scientific, educational, religious or charitable organisation or under a technical assistance programme entered into by the Government of either State,

shall be exempt from tax in that other State on:

  • (i) all remittances from abroad for the purposes of his maintenance, education, study, research or training;
  • (ii) the amount of such grant, allowance or award; and
  • (iii) any remuneration not exceeding 6,000 Malaysian Ringgit or the equivalent in 2,400,000 Iranian Rials per annum in respect of services in that other State provided the services are performed in connection with his study, research or training or are necessary for the purposes of his maintenance.