GST: More Than RM6bil Collected
Datuk Ahmad Maslan, the deputy finance minister, told the Dewan Rakyat that over RM6 billion was collected in Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The amount was broken down into imports (RM3.36 billion) and GST nets (RM2.9 billion).
“A total of 447,236 business premises were checked between April 1 and June 1. Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism recorded 1,282 cases while the Customs Departments have opened 207 Investigation Papers (IP) for various offences.
“New complaint centres are being set up at Penghulu’s offices to assist the public who has questions on GST.
“Rela officers are also roped in to channel information to Customs on the errant business operators to us,” he said.