GST Chat


Indirect Tax Chat: August 2018

Indirect Tax Chat is Deloitte Malaysia's newsletter on indirect tax developments in SST and customs. Get some of our insights on what we see as pressing issues for businesses in the world of indirect tax.

In our August 2018 issue, we cover:
  1. SST Development – the story so far
  2. Transition to SST – lessons learnt for future tax reforms


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Indirect Tax Chat: August 2018
Indirect Tax Special Alert
Deloitte keeps you up to date with Malaysian indirect tax developments in GST and customs in our series of special alerts.
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Thought leadership


The Star - Transition to SST - lessons learnt for future tax reforms

23 August 2018

Malaysia’s decision to abolish the goods and services tax (GST) and return to a sales and service tax (SST) regime after only a period of three years is not only significant in terms of changing the tax landscape, but also in terms of providing useful and critical lessons when significant tax reforms are contemplated in the future. This article was written by Sim Kwang Gek, Deloitte Malaysia’s Country Tax Leader.

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Media interview

Malay Mail - Delay in GST refunds affect companies’ cash flow, say tax experts

11 August 2018

The delay in refunding the input tax from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to companies will affect their cash flow as they might need to rely on borrowings to cover the unexpected delay. Meanwhile, Deloitte Malaysia Indirect Tax Partner Senthuran Elalingam said that pricing decisions made by businesses were based on various factors of which tax was one of them. “But we cannot pinpoint a single factor to suggest why prices increase or decrease,” he explained.

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Upcoming event

Deloitte Tax Challenge 2018

8 October 2018 (Registration ends)

The Deloitte Tax Challenge is back again for its 11th year with awesome cash prizes to be won! Take this chance to challenge your tax knowledge and gain incredible learning experiences from leading industry experts. All local and international students pursuing full-time undergraduate programmes or full-time professional degree programmes are welcome to join! Click the link now to register! Are you up for the challenge?

Click here to learn more about our upcoming challenge.

Past events

  1. Indirect Tax Academy: The Return of SST Seminar (1 & 9 August 2018)
  2. SST Update Seminar: Release of the Bills and possible impacts (14 August 2018) 

Visit this page to view details about each past event.

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