Google to charge 6% digital tax in Malaysia starting Jan 1, 2020


A Google spokesperson said to wait for further announcements for other services such as YouTube Premium, YouTube Music and Google Play. Users will be notified about any possible pricing changes via email. — AP

Google Malaysia has announced that a 6% digital tax will take effect on its service starting next year.

“We always comply with the tax laws in every country we operate in, and we continue doing so as tax laws evolve. To be in compliance with Malaysia’s new Sales & Services Tax, we will charge a 6% Services Tax to our clients in the country, starting from January 1, 2020, once the law comes into effect," a Google spokesperson said in a statement to The Star.

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