More information should be provided on the new Sales and Service Tax (SST) the soonest possible, including its scope and impact on the public, says Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam, Selangor.
“So far, there has been no conversation about the new SST and not much is known about it.
“All we know for now is that it is going to replace the Goods and Services Tax but its scope and impact has yet to be defined,” said its president Datuk Jacob George yesterday.
George said a task force should be formed to work with draftsmen and policy makers to further fine tune and make improvements to the Act.
“It must target large, upscale establishments and not places like small eateries and those frequented by lower income earners.
“There should also be trial runs of between 30 and 60 days, so that consumers can give their input,” he said.
George added that consumers would be happy if they were consulted and their opinions considered before the full implementation.
Malaysian Retail Chain Association president Datuk Seri Garry Chua said the SST was not new and was being reintroduced at the same rate, prior to the GST.