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

Posted:  March 24, 2015   By:    12 comments   


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


  • 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


Mobile Accessories, Mobile Devices, Others
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12 Comments for Everything on the rise! A full list of tech that will be affected by GST

Sid Acidic

i think big tech companies like samsung etc will maintain their price , not immediately but maybe soon after gst is implemented.

Amir Zaheen Minhaj

i think its Good Services Tax…..i see what u did there..hahaha


well fuck you BN…you make our life so fucking miserable…


Goods and Service Tax…


    Corrected, thanks.


should go and buy bicycle bells as soon as posible..lots of it..


This article could have been much simpler. Just one line of "Everything will be tax except Data and Voice Call" will be good enough.


    Nope. I think it is good that he have listed everything so that i have the idea of what to buy!


1 million out of 12 million working population pay income tax. 65% contribution of corporate tax income comes from GLCs and big chunk comes from Petronas.

Sounds fair that everyone due their bit. This is after all, our country. Not the only responsibility of that 1 million working people.

I can see a shops close down. Been told they are registering under a new company just to avoid declaring income above 500k per annum. Don't know how Customs going to catch them. Like this also want to cheat?


    Are you saying before this that 11 million didnt pay any taxes at all?


      Not income tax, no.


Got BR1M maa… if not enought Gov increase BR1M next year lorr…