Tag: Malaysia Customs

Tax Matters: Digital service tax updates create even more uncertainties

The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) recently released a series of updates on the digital service tax framework, which officially went into force on Jan 1. Released in April, the rules — which apply retroactively now — exempt local banks and financial institutions (FIs) from having to levy the 6% tax when charging fees on transactions that pass through their networks.  Deloitte Malaysia partner for indirect tax Senthuran Elalingam...

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Abdul Latif is new customs DG

PETALING JAYA: The government has announced the appointment of Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir as the new customs director-general. He replaces Paddy Abd Halim who retired after 37 years in public service. In a statement, Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali said Abdul Latif’s appointment would take effect from today. The 59-year-old joined the customs department in 1985. Prior to his promotion, he served as deputy director-general (enforcement...

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