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Everything on the rise! A full list of tech that will be affected by GST

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The Goods and Service Tax (GST) is just around the corner as the month of March draws to a close, and it’s a given that a lot of the electronics we know and love are going to get a price hike come April 1st.

So far, there haven’t been any corporations that have confirmed anything about the price hike and most are keeping mum about the specifics involving the 6% GST tax, especially since the tax will be included in production costs as well.

Hit the break for a list of items taxable.

The items that will be affected by GST are as follows:

General electronics:

  • All smartphones and handsets
  • Tablets
  • Smartwatches
  • Wearable tech like smartbands
  • Samsung Gear VR
  • Laptops and Notebooks
  • Stylus pens
  • Smartphone cases
  • Tablet cases
  • Computer mouse
  • Headphones
  • Earphones
  • Chargers
  • Screen protectors
  • Monitors
  • RAM
  • External Storage
  • Internal Storage
  • CPU
  • GPU
  • Keyboards
  • Motherboards
  • Bluray players
  • Media players
  • DVD players
  • CDs
  • TVs (all sizes)
  • All battery types (smartphone, laptop, tablet)
  • GPS
  • Printers
  • Laptop bags
  • Bluetooth headsets
  • Radio
  • Mp3 player
  • Prepaid topups
  • Postpaid bill
  • All online payment transaction types

Others:

  • Adaptors
  • CD holders
  • CD containers
  • Clocks
  • Electronic lighters
  • Cable adaptors
  • All remote controls
  • Batteries
  • Battery clips
  • Battery holders
  • Electronic security door
  • Electric stove
  • All electrical cables
  • Torchlights
  • Flourescent lights
  • International adaptors
  • Bicycle bells
  • Lightbulbs
  • Calculators
  • Compass
  • Table Lamp
  • Printer cartridge
  • Remote control helicopter
  • Game console
  • Car charger

GST exempted

  • Roaming (data and voice)
  • Telephone calls

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