You can start your research at your local Registrar of Societies (ROS) branch.
For example, if your organisation is in Taiping, your ROS branch may be in Ipoh. Find out where your nearest ROS branch before you start compiling your documents.
You will need a society constitution in place, the names of the members of your society committee, as well as meeting minutes and resolutions stating you want to set up a non-profit organisation or society.
These basic templates of a Constitution or meeting minutes can be found at the ROS office or have a look online. See ROS’s link (Link: http://www.ros.gov.my/) for more information.
With the paperwork complete, bring the documents to the local ROS branch for registration. ROS officers will advise you if you need more documents or give you additional information you may need to register your society. A small fee is required for registration.
Organisations with dependents to care for may need to seek more information from the state or federal Welfare Department or the Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM).
With your ROS registration and/or Welfare Department registration, only then you can apply for tax exemption, which can be done at the Inland Revenue Board office (LHDN) in Cyberjaya, see this link for more information.