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Accommodations as a foreigner, whom do I need to report to?

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asked on Oct 25, 2017 at 15:10
by   Amber1333
edited on Nov 9, 2017 at 06:57
 
I have some question concerning my employment as a foreigner.

Are there policies, rules, etc. about employing a foreigner that makes over RM9,000 especially when it pertains to where they live?

In my experience even if I visit another country the first question they ask is where I am staying.  When I first arrived in Malaysia, they wanted to know where I was staying so I just put down my employers address. After I find accommodation, do I need to report it to someone? Is a letter of commitment regarding the provision of accommodation required? and to whom do I report?
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answered on Oct 26, 2017 at 15:57
by   DeanHopkins
edited Nov 9, 2017 at 06:58
 
Report to the Tax Department (Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri).

From now onwards, ALL registered foreign worker have to pay income tax. The employer will do the submission. Housing provided by Company is taxable as perks.

General Services immigrants housing (1-star ) are provided by employer as per contract.
Expats are not provided, if provided, is taxable.

Didn't your sourcing agent inform you of the new tax structure?
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answered on Oct 26, 2017 at 17:09
by   jeff005
edited Nov 9, 2017 at 06:59
 
TAX STATUS AFTER 182 days:

1. foreign workers' tax status changes from NON-RESIDENT to RESIDENT.
2. foreign workers pay Monthly Income Tax using the Monthly PCB Tax Rate schedule.

Note:
Tax Status only. Not Residency Status.
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answered on Oct 26, 2017 at 17:32
by   Amber 1333
edited Nov 9, 2017 at 07:00
 
I'm sorry, its very confusing to me as I arrived a month early before the start of my contact.  I wanted to find housing and a source of transportation, however about a day before I arrived my employer told me I was not permitted to rent anything until my visa was finalized and that my accommodations needed to be approved by the school and relevant authorities. I was also not allowed to be in the country during the visa process so I had to quickly go to Thailand for over a month.  

what does "Housing provided by Company is taxable as perks." mean? I have been unable to find accommodations that I am comfortable with and am currently staying in a hotel within my housing allowance.  After having to move over 5 times within the last month.

Before this It felt as if my employer was showing me homes that were over priced, owned by their friends, and just things I wasn't interested in.  They had housed me with another employee and after just 3 days staying there I knew I needed to move out before it destroyed a co-worker relationship, i Never moved out and it exploded.  It felt as if they were attempting to make my accommodations horrible to force me into an unwanted home, however there are plenty of hotels in the area that are within my housing allowance, but they chose to house me in one above my housing allowance.  I had to leave my home with my co-worker in a rush could only pack an over night bag and she told me to get out and was threatening to throw my things out on the street. I called my principle for assistance and wanted to lodge a police report.  He told me to buy a ticket home and dropped me off in front of a hotel without any way for me to pay for it.  

I have been fired by my employer for lodging a police report about accommodations? 
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answered on Oct 26, 2017 at 17:50
by   Amber1333
Sorry they state "I have been fired for lodging a police report against them" ......I just made one about threats from my roommate to destroy my items. 
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answered on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:16
by   jeff005
edited Oct 26, 2017 at 18:23
by   jeff005
I was not permitted to rent anything until my visa was finalized and that my accommodations needed to be approved by the school and relevant authorities. 

He told me to buy a ticket home 

I just made one about threats from my roommate to destroy my items. 

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Sinful report, waste of time, the police would not act on domestic reports AND you are inside other people's premises. The report should be on YOU.

I would have say the same thing to U. As far as the laws is concerned, you are just on a Social Visit Pass for 30 days (for Asean Countries)

I have been fired for lodging a police report against them
How could have have been "fired" when in the first place your have no employment pass and was never working at all in Malaysia?

You have come without understanding local cultures and proper application of Foreign Employment Pass/Permit. Take this as further Education.
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answered on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:25
by   Amber1333
So confused by last post. I have stamp on my passport and a card I can use so I am considered a employee so I don't pay foreign tax in hotels I stay at and I've received pay checks and opened a bank account in Malaysia. 
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answered on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:39
by   jeff005
edited Nov 9, 2017 at 07:05
 
I have stamp on my passport and a card I can use so I am considered a employee
Post it here the stamp on your passport.

What is your Foreign Employment Permit Number?
How much was stated the levy on the Employment Permit?

I am more confused than you as you are writing no head no tail, jumping from one part to another part.

If you have received paychecks, then SUE your college for unjust Termination on Foreign Employment Contract via the Industrial Court of Law. You are not protected by Labour Laws as your salary is RM9,000 plus receiving "Perks" allowances via housing.
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answered on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:56
by   Amber1333
edited Nov 9, 2017 at 07:06
 
Thanks, I am sueing. And I'm obviously not posting my real name or information just asking questions cause none of this makes much sense to me
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