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Terminating a Business in Malaysia

Sometimes, business owners decide to end or terminate their business. In Malaysia a business can be terminated by presenting a notice for the termination of business via Form C (Notice of Termination for a Registered Business). A business can be terminated for the following reasons:
  • No interest to continue the business
  • Bankruptcy or death
  • Court Order 
Procedure to Terminate a Business
  • Present the Notice of Termination for a Registered Business to the Companies Commission after completing Form C.
  • File Form C within 30 days from the date of termination of business.
  • The person responsible for the business or the owner needs to sign Form C in the presence of an Authorized Officer.
  • State the reasons for the termination of business.
  • File a notice of termination due to death within 4 months from the date of death.
  • The heir of the deceased needs to file a notice of termination if a sole proprietorship is terminated due to death. In the case of a partnership, the other partner(s) can file the said notice.
  • No fees are imposed for the registration of termination for a business. 
Attach the following documents:
  • Business Registration Certificate (Form D)
  • Copy of the Court Order, if termination is upon Court order
  • Copy of the Death Certificate, if death is involved
  • Append the documents related to bankruptcy, if the owner is declared bankrupt. 
General Guidelines
  • Submit the application for registration personally at the nearest office of the Companies Commission or send via post.
  • Acknowledgement of Registration of Termination of Business will be issued to the owner or the person responsible after Form C has been registered.

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