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Sales and Services Tax (SST) in Malaysia

The Sales and Services Tax (SST) has been implemented in Malaysia. The SST replaces the existing Goods and Services Tax (GST) and affects all domestic and import shipments.

The SST has two elements: a service tax that is charged and levied on taxable services provided by any taxable person in Malaysia in the course and furtherance of business, and a single stage sales tax levied on imported and locally manufactured goods, either at the time of importation or at the time the goods are sold or otherwise disposed of by the manufacturer.

Please take note of the following changes:

• All shipments with customs clearance dated on or before August 31, 2018 were subject to GST. GST was rated at 0% up to August 31, 2018.
• All import shipments with customs clearance dated on or after September 1, 2018 are now subject to SST.
• Exact SST charges are dependent on the type of goods and services rendered.
• All taxes incurred will be payable by customers.  

To learn more about the above, please contact your Account Manager or Customer Service Representatives.

Please visit the Royal Malaysian Customs Department website for:


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