SIBU: Local folk do not have to pay the 6% Goods and Services Taxes on most services of the Sibu Municipal Council as from yesterday.
Secretary Hii Chang Kee said in a statement yesterday that it had received a directive from the state government that it would absorb the GST on its services.
They include parking coupons and season parking pass, public library membership fees, Delta Swimming Pool entrance fee, and rental for council facilities like parking lots and parks.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem had on May 24 at a ceremony to mark the abolishment of toll at Lanang Bridge said the state government would absorb GST on services of the government. – ANDY CHUA