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What is Quit Rent?

Quit Rent constitutes a form of tax levied against all alienated land in Malaysia. Though mandated by federal law, state governments assess and collect all quit rent. Alienated land constitutes any leased land owned by the government, or any land formerly owned by the government. All land not owned by indigenous peoples constitutes alienated land, since the government forcefully claimed that land from the indigenous peoples at some point in history. Quit Rent rates hinge on land usage -- rubber farming, coffee growth, fruit orchards and other properties -- and total hectares possessed.