Currently working in Malaysia and was lead to believe that resident status (and hence ordinary tax rate of 12%) would be achieved after 182 days working in country (on an emergency tax rate of 28%) with a working visa. 182 days can be achieved during a year year (calender year) or linked if continuous across two tax years provided not broken by more than 14 days outside the country. Most of new staff achieved this by beginning of April and expected to gain resident status and go to the resident tax rate. However school says this no longer the case and only runs from beginning of tax year (ie January) and must continue to deduct full emergency tax rate until July and we may well have lost any tax overpaid which we might have been hoping to get back. School says Government has changed expatriate residency rgulations and yet I can find no mention anywhere of this, indeed in January and February multinational corporations were still issuing guides for expatriate workers which had the residency requirements and linking over two tax years as unchanged. Can anyone shed any light on the matter? Any help and advice gratefully accepted.