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Malaysia 6% on foreign e-commerce

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  • 21 November 2017 | Richard Asquith

Malaysia 6% on foreign e-commerce

The Malaysian 2018 budget plans to extend the 6% GST to online sales of goods and digital services by non-resident sellers.

The proposal would affect sales of goods on major marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy and Alibaba. Also, electronic services, including Apple iTunes, Skype, Netflix, Uber and Airbnb.

GST was introduced in Malaysia in April 2015.

Australia, New Zealand and Japan have all recently levied their local consumption taxes on foreign e-commerce providers.

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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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.