My Sinchew/ GST

Imposition of service charge unjustified: ministry

The service charge practiced in most restaurants and hotels in the country, similar to the concept of 'tipping' overseas, is seen as no longer relevant, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) secretary-general, Datuk Alias Ahmad.

Guess who's robbing our treasury

Several days prior to the implementation of GST, mini markets and hypermarkets saw an unprecedented rush to snatch up daily commodities.

98 offences since introduction of GST

A total of 98 offences were recorded by the Ops Catut Phase 2 inspection on 43,161 premises in six days after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into force on April 1.

When GST meets greed

In steamy and stormy April, the hottest issue is none other than rising goods prices. One might ask: How much is your cup of tea? Or make a guess how much this plate of lunch costs me.

Najib put to test

The helicopter crash on Saturday dealt yet another blow to the beleaguered prime minister Najib Tun Razak

GST dominates Perak assembly debate

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) dominated the 13th Perak State Assembly sitting.

Customs to receive tax returns next month: DG

The customs department (JKDM) will receive its first Goods and Services Tax (GST) return statement from businesses with business value of RM5 million and above, next month, said its director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad.

Health Ministry hopes for more medicines exempted from GST

The number of medicines that are exempted from the goods and services tax (GST) is likely to be expanded, if the proposed plan by the Health Minister gets the green light.

Traders must configure system in compliance with GST by April 30 - Customs

Traders are given until April 30 to configure their point of sales (POS) system to issue serially printed invoices in compliance with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) standard.

From a positive point of view

In addition, concerns caused by the GST have also raised awareness of consumers. Many consumers have started to check prices and receipts before and after shopping or dining, and take them as reference for consumption in the future.



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