Tag Archives: GST

August 09

No increase in GST percentage for 2017

There will definitely be no increase in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) percentage for 2017, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani. “The public can rest assured that there will not be any increase in the GST in 2017,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the National Tax Conference 2016, today. This […]

June 11

Malaysian retail industry sales falls 4.4% in Q1

The Malaysian retail industry recorded a 4.4% fall in sales in the first quarter of this year compared with a 4.6% growth a year ago, according to Retail Group Malaysia. The fall was attributed to higher pre-goods and services tax (GST) sales a year ago, as well as the weak Chinese New Year sales in […]

May 07

GST on government services is senseless, says Johor Ruler

Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail has criticised the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on government services. “This does not make sense as government services are a basic responsibility to the rakyat and it is unreasonable that the rakyat should be further burdened with paying GST on them,” he said in his opening address […]

April 14

Senate calls for improvements to implementation of GST – Bernama

Members of the Senate want the government to get supermarkets to display the price of items pre- and post-GST to help consumers. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, April 13, 2015. Issues on the goods and services tax (GST) have attracted the attention of several members of the Senate who feel that the GST implementation […]

April 01

Telcos under investigation for increasing price of top-up cards

Several telecommunication companies (telcos) are being investigated for increasing the price of prepaid top-up cards in light of the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST), going against Customs Department instructions. In a Star Online report, journalist Joseph Kaos reports: Customs GST director Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy said some telcos have acted in contrary to a circular […]

March 31

Enough with the comics, give full list of GST-free items, says Rafidah

Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, the former international trade and industry minister, says Putrajaya should do away with jargons in explaining to consumers about the GST which takes effect tomorrow.  Putrajaya must change its current approach of educating the public on the goods and services tax (GST) by publishing immediately a list of tax-exempted items in […]

March 27

Remove all medicines from GST list, say consumer associations

Consumer associations across the country were united in wanting all medicines exempted from GST, not just the 4,215 that the Customs Department has so far listed. “It should all be exempted,” said Ahmad Hariza Hashim, vice-president of the Malaysian Consumer and Family Economics Association. “Medicine is a necessity for all, no matter what your income […]