DAP: No GST, toll if Pakatan takes Putrajaya

GEORGE TOWN: The opposition will scrap GST and toll collections on the North-South Expressway (PLUS) and the first Penang bridge if it takes over Putrajaya, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said yesterday.

He said Pakatan Harapan, if given the chance to control the federal government, would undertake both measures to ease the people’s financial burden.

Guan Eng said the 6% GST had contributed to higher living cost for the people, instead of “saving Malaysia” as Prime Minister Najib Razak had claimed.

He also said people should not have to keep paying toll on PLUS, which had cost RM5.9 billion to build, since the concessionaire had already collected toll worth RM37.4 billion over the past three decades.

“If we want to bring prices down, Barisan Nasional has to go down,” he said.

Govt to collect RM42bil in GST this year

KOTA KINABALU: The Government, via the Royal Malaysian Customs Department, expects to collect RM42bil in goods and services tax (GST) this year compared to RM41bil last year, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz. 

Othman said the target could be achieved through the cooperation of all parties in the face of worldwide economic slowdown which Malaysia was not spared.

“In the face of the economic slowdown now, we expect a small increase in GST collection compared to 2016. This is also a reflection of the department’s efforts to achieve the target,” he said.

Govt to collect RM42b in GST this year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 9 — The government, via the Royal Malaysian Customs Department, expects to collect RM42 billion in goods and services tax (GST) this year compared to RM41 billion last year, said Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Othman Aziz.

Othman said the target could be achieved through the cooperation of all parties in the face of worldwide economic slowdown which Malaysia was not spared.

“In the face of the economic slowdown now, we expect a small increase in GST collection compare to 2016. This is also a reflection of the department’s efforts to achieve the target,” he said.

He said this to reporters after witnessing the ceremony to hand over the Sepanggar Customs Department’s housing project here today.

Customs to collect RM3 billion extra in GST in 2017

JOHOR BAHRU: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department expects an additional collection of RM3 billion in goods and services tax (GST) next year through the Customs Blue Ocean Strategy Operations (Ops CBOS) approach, which focuses more on informed compliance.

Customs deputy director-general (enforcement and compliance) T Subromaniam said the target was based on the additional RM1 billion collected within four months after the Ops CBOS was implemented last September.
“The enforcement approach we adopted before seemed ineffective.

Customs expects to collect additional RM3b in GST next year

JOHOR BAHRU, Dec 28 — The Royal Malaysian Customs Department expected an additional collection of RM3 billion in Goods and Services Tax (GST) next year through the Customs Blue Ocean Strategy Operations (Ops CBOS) approach which focuses more on informed compliance.

Customs Deputy Director-General (Enforcement and Compliance) Datuk T. Subromaniam said the target was based on the additional RM1 billion collected within four months after the Ops CBOS was implemented last September.

“The enforcement approach we adopted before seemed ineffective. Thus, this time we will change the strategy to a more customer-friendly and based on education to give guidance to the traders who are still confused about the GST system,” he told reporters after the launch of CBOS operations at Menara JKDM here today.

He explained that there were also traders who still did not fully understand about GST system.