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Business 21 Nov 2013 | 5:49 PM

Customs to collect additional RM5bil-RM6bil annually with GST

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department expects to collect an additional RM5bil to RM6bil in tax annually once the goods and services tax (GST) is implemented in 2015.

Community 19 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

MCA: Don’t burden the people

PERAK MCA wants the Government to ensure that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not adversely affect the middle and lower income groups.

Last Man Standing 13 Nov 2013 | 12:20 AM

GST - boon or bane?

IN the National Budget that was just announced by the Prime Minister for the year 2014, one of the major issues was the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST), which will replace the present sales and services tax.

Business 13 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

GST not regressive, says customs director

KUALA LUMPUR: The goods and services tax (GST) is not regressive as reported by some social media and newspapers, but is progressive, taking into account the numerous products and services which will not be taxed.

Community 12 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Traders raise doubts and concerns over GST

BATU PAHAT: Businesses and traders continued to raise concern over the government’s plan to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in April 2015.

Business 30 Oct 2013 | 2:55 PM

Abdul Wahid: M'sia to see minimal inflation rate hike from subsidy rationalisation

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will see minimal inflation rate hike following subsidy rationalisation, including the increase in sugar price, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar said today.

Economy 29 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Goods and services tax may push up M'sian inflation

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), is expected to increase between 3.5% and 3.8% when the goods and services tax (GST) takes effect from April 1, 2015, but the inflationary pressure is expected to eventually moderate within a year.

Community 29 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Consumers can accept the new tax on goods and services but have many queries

GOOD or bad, the debate on the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is still up in the air.

Community 29 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

GST to broaden Government tax base

KUCHING: The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not burden middle income earners as claimed by certain quarters.

Nation 28 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Groups asking for exclusion of items bought by lower-income consumers

Concerned that the coming Goods and Services Tax will mean increasing prices for a host of widely non-luxury and essential items, consumers are asking for more of these to be exempt from tax. The Government has responded that it is open to feedback and suggestions.