|Increase in Service Tax from 5% to 6% with Effect from 1 Jan 2011|
|Thursday, 23 December 2010 10:18am|
Circular No 298/2010
Dated 22 Dec 2010
To all Members of the Malaysian Bar
Increase in Service Tax from 5% to 6% with Effect from 1 Jan 2011
On 15 Oct 2010, the Honourable Finance Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib b Tun Abdul Razak, during the Budget 2011 speech, announced that the rate of service tax will increase from 5% to 6% with effect from 1 Jan 2011.
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (“RMC”) has issued the document, entitled “Garis Panduan Pelaksanaan Pengenaan Cukai Perkhidmatan Berdasarkan Pengumuman Bajet 2011”.
The document, taken from RMC’s website, sets out its explanation of how the increase in service tax from 5% to 6% will be implemented, and certain issues relating to the transition.
Please be guided accordingly and consult your regular tax advisor if you have any queries regarding this matter. Alternatively, you may contact the following officers of RMC for more information:
(a) Amarjit Kaur a/p Maktiar Singh 03-8882 2220
(b) Mohd Daud bin Othman 03-8882 2606
(c) Balkis bt Hj Wahab 03-8882 2616
(d) Saad bin Ishak 03-8882 2642
(e) Saharah bt Salleh 03-8882 2619
(f) Maimon bt Zaid 03-8882 2619
(g) Muzlan bin Ahmad 03-8882 2625
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