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Business 29 Dec 2013 | 4:41 PM

Japan auto makers to boost domestic output before sales tax hike

TOKYO: Japanese automakers will ramp up production early next year because they expect a big increase in car purchases before a sales tax hike in April, media reported on Sunday.

Business 13 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Japan to hike sales tax, launches US$50bil stimulus       

TOKYO: Japan’s prime minister has decided to hike the nation’s sales tax next year, but will soften the blow with a US$50bil stimulus package aimed at protecting a budding economic recovery, reports said.

Economy 12 Sep 2013 | 2:20 PM

Japan to hike sales tax, launch US$50bil stimulus: reports

Japan's prime minister has decided to hike the nation's sales tax next year, but will soften the blow with a US$50-billion stimulus package aimed at protecting a budding economic recovery, reports said Thursday.

Business 20 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Harrisons unit ordered to pay RM91.75m in duties, sales tax

The Customs Department has ordered Harrisons Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd's unit to pay RM91.75mil for duties and sales tax not paid under the Customs Act 1967 despite protests that it was not liable to pay them.

Economy 20 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Advice on Japan sales tax hike

TOKYO: Japan’s government should stick with its plan to raise the sales tax again to 10% next year as the economy has shown it is resilient enough to withstand the burden, according to a prominent member of the top government advisory panel.

Business 18 Apr 2014 | 10:10 AM

Japan Inc resilient in face of sales tax, so far

TOKYO: Japanese companies have weathered the first days of a rise in the country's consumption tax, with sales resilient and pricing power little damaged, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, in an early sign the tax hike may not derail the economy.

Taxation 05 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Govt asked to reduce 5% sales tax on oil palm FFB

PETALING JAYA: Palm oil producers have asked the government to reconsider and review the imposition of a 5% sales tax on fresh fruit bunches (FFB) for the palm oil industry as they are already paying several other types of taxes.

Business 14 Nov 2014 | 10:45 AM

Abe cannot delay sales tax hike indefinitely: Amari

TOKYO: Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Friday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cannot delay a sales tax increase indefinitely, suggesting that Tokyo will not loosen its commitment to reducing public debt and balancing its budget.

Nation 03 Jan 2019 | 5:43 AM

S'wak stands firm on 5% sales tax on petroleum products

KUCHING: Sarawak is standing firm on its decision to impose a 5% sales tax on petroleum products in the state starting this year.

Community 29 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

State exploring ways to gain more from sales tax to broaden revenue base

KUCHING: Sarawakians can expect to pay more in sales tax to the state government in the future as it is now exploring new ways to fatten its coffers while minimising its reliance on revenue from natural resources.