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Malaysia 2018 GST changes

  • Jan 2, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Malaysia 2018 GST changes

The Malaysian 2018 Budget introduced a number changes to the Goods and Services Tax regime. These include:

  • Reclassifying the sale of newspapers, journals and books as nil-rated
  • Exempting local government services from GST
  • Exempting from GST management and maintenance services for certain housing development.

The above changes came into effect on 1 January 2018.


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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.