Thursday, August 28, 2008

Only 435 Restaurants Authorised to Collect Service Tax

I'm sure many Malaysians were frustrated when it was announced that the 5% service tax need not be paid (with certain exceptions imposed by the Royal Malaysian Customs) with effect from 1 July 2008 but were clueless as to which Malaysian restaurants or cafes have been exempted from doing so.

NOW - you need not crack your head anymore in questioning the restaurants or cafes' operators' rights to collect the 5% service tax.

Click here to download the list of restaurants or cafes still authorised (only 435 of them)

Your rights as a resident of Malaysia (irrespective of nationality):-

1. The public can decline to pay service tax to restaurant owners who fail to display their service tax license issued by the Royal Malaysian Customs.
2. The public have the rights to demand for receipts or invoices indicating that the 5% Service Tax payment or 5% tax inclusive payment has been made.

If you have been forced to pay the 5% service tax even though their name is not in the list, please do the nation a favour as in report the incident at cd@customs.gov.my or kastam@customs.gov.my or to the Head of the Internal Revenue Division at the respective states’ Customs offices.

Remember this, you have a hand in deciding how Malaysian business will operate with integrity.

Reading: Report restaurants still charging service tax - Berita Malaysia

Related post - Abolishment of 5% Service Tax
Tags: Malaysian Restaurant, Service Tax, 5% Service Tax, Royal Malaysian Customs, Service Tax Act 1975

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9 Comments:

Blogger Borneo Falcon said...

Checking the restaurant in my region that still collect tax so I don't get con. He..... He....

28 August, 2008 15:13  
Blogger bZbee said...

hmmm..i actually boycott the resto with 5% gov tax....but before that..i'll make my entry to the resto and announced that..does your resto makes rm3million in a year?? if no..then i dont need to pay the 5% tax..(devilish grin)

29 August, 2008 05:26  
Anonymous cc said...

Thanks for the reminder.

29 August, 2008 10:14  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

borneo - pls do and if u found them still doing so (unauthorised), name them in yr blog

bzbee - well, if they were to tell u that they dont earn a revenue of rm3.0 million, it goes to show that their food is not really that nice ..... hehe

cc - most welcome

29 August, 2008 10:46  
Blogger WanWan said...

I think for those franchise outlet.. definitely got RM3mil a year.. but doubt on those only got one branch or few branch..

Thanks for sharing.. definitely be alert on it... coz wanna be smart consumer..

12 September, 2008 10:07  
Blogger TsuChong said...

Hi there,

Just learnt sales tax in my tax lecturer : ) I think the RM3m threshold is a new one. Last time was only RM300k

Anyway, went to chillis in KLCC ytd and they charged 5% gov tax, but i couldn't find their name in the list!

12 September, 2008 11:32  
Blogger Baby said...

can email me the list ah? got problem downloading the file

12 September, 2008 23:18  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

wanwan - example, all kfc outlets are counted as one and therefore they will certainly exceed rm3 million

tsuchong - u are correct on the threshold. as for chillis, the licence may be registered under a different sdn bhd name. u cld have asked under which company name they have registered for their service tax licence

baby - will do so

13 September, 2008 03:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kiku Zakura and Shanghai 10 at Upper Concource Level, Avenue K are still chanrging 10% Service Tax. Not 5% you know... but 10%... total crap...

I've written to the emails provided by Johnny Ong - hopefully next time I pass by the area, I will check if the officers have done something about it or they're too lazy... :p

Thanks Johnny - good post here... :P

30 October, 2008 23:25  

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