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  • Indirect Tax Compliance and Advisory (including Sales Tax and Service Tax and Goods and Services Tax)

Indirect Tax Compliance and Advisory (including Sales Tax and Service Tax and Goods and Services Tax)

Malaysia is increasing its focus on indirect taxes. The re-introduction of sales tax and service tax has created significant challenges for businesses.

Sales Tax and Service Tax

Classifying the types of taxable goods and services are not always clear. It is therefore crucial for businesses to manage their exposure to sale tax and service tax and prevent unnecessary penalties especially during a customs audit.

Our services include:

  • Registration for sales tax and/or service tax
  • Review of sales tax and service tax returns
  • Health checks
  • Retainer services
  • Advisory services pertaining to sales and goods and services tax implications for business activities and/or specific transactions
  • Managing customs audits
  • Managing customs ruling applications

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

GST has been repealed on 1 September 2018. However, businesses are still required to ensure that all transactions relating to GST period are properly captured and reported to RMCD and their GST records are kept for 7 years for GST closure audit purposes.

Our services include:

  • Application for GST refund
  • GST Appeal and dispute resolutions
  • Performing health check
  • Managing customs GST closure audit
  • Assisting with voluntary disclosure to the RMCD

Customs Duties

Businesses can incur significant compliance and administrative cost dealing with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) for declaration of imports and exports.

Structuring transactions to achieve correct classification, valuation, customs rate of goods amongst others, would reduce the cost of doing business.  

Our services include:

  • Applications for indirect tax exemption and refund, tariff classification and trade facilitation arrangements
  • Reviewing of agreements, transactions, voluntary declarations, etc.
  • Customs valuation and transfer pricing reviews
  • Managing customs audits and investigations
  • Making representations to RMCD for rulings and dispute resolutions