Everybody was pretty nervous on the SST especially on mobile prepaid services
Good news as Mobile Prepaid Services Are Exempted from SST!
Here is a confirmation from our government that prepaid reloads will be exempted from paying the new Services and Sales Tax (SST) from 6 September as there was loads of complain of the SST being taken up prepaid reload values.
As earlier informed, the prepaid services are subjected to 6% SST and this was documented by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.Upon that, all telcos have imposed SST for all prepaid reloads similar to postpaid and broadband services.
So now, after the 6th September, telcos should give RM10 value for RM10 of top up where as the telcos had started deducting taxes to comply with the Sales & Services Tax Act 2018.
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— Ministry of Finance (@MOFmalaysia) 5 September 2018
If you have reloaded your prepaid on 1st – 5th September, there won’t be a refund as tax collected between 1-5 September goes to be government as part of the SST implementation. Instead, those that have topped up during this period are given freebies in the form of free minutes or data.