When SST took effect starting 1 September 2018, many prepaid users in Malaysia were unhappy that their reloads carry less value due to the 6% tax deduction. A RM10 reload would only give you RM9.43 of credit.
Lim Guan Eng had mentioned that prepaid was excluded from SST and telcos should give RM10 value for RM10 of top up. However, telcos had started deducting taxes to comply with the Sales & Services Tax Act 2018.
UPDATE: Prepaid services are officially exempted from SST beginning 6 September 2018. More details here.
Starting 1 September 2018, all telcos had introduced 6% SST on all services. This is done in accordance with the Sales & Services Tax Act 2018 and it covers all users including postpaid, prepaid and broadband. For postpaid, the 6% tax is applied on the total taxable amount while prepaid users will have to pay the 6% tax at the point of top up.
Obviously, this had caused a lot of dissatisfaction for prepaid users as most of them are getting less value when they reload. For example, a RM10 top up will only come with RM9.43 of credit after deducting the 6% tax.
UPDATE 3: Yes has updated their SST FAQ. RM10 top ups are sold at RM10 and you’ll only get RM9.43 of credit.
UPDATE 4: Prepaid services are officially exempted from SST beginning 6 September 2018. More details here.
The Sales and Services Tax, or better known as the SST will take effect in Malaysia starting 1st September 2018. This replaces the current Goods and Services Tax which was zero-rated since June 2018.
So what happens to mobile prepaid services in Malaysia? We’ve checked with the local telcos and basically, you’ll get slightly less credit for all reloads or top ups effective 1st September 2018. In short, a RM10 top up will only give you RM9.43 of credit. To cushion the blow, most telcos are throwing a little bit of extra freebies for every new top up.
From now until 31st August 2018, Samsung Malaysia wants you to get the most out of the tax holiday with its new “GST” (Great Samsung Treat) promo. Apart from having 0% GST, you can enjoy instant cash rebates as much as RM634 and free gifts of up to RM2,451 when you purchase selected Samsung TVs.
What a year it has been so far since the last time we published our best smartphones under RM1,200 (2018 edition). We changed governments in a historic election nobody saw coming, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is now zero-rated and, of course, a whole bunch of brand new affordable smartphones launched.
We thought about a simple update to our original guide, but because so much has changed, we figured it would be a disservice for you to just add the couple of new phones to the end of that one. Instead, we decided that it would be better if we gave the whole guide a proper face-lift, featuring the new updated GST-less budget smartphones, several brand new handsets and a revised Editor’s Choice section.
Here’s our ultimate budget smartphone guide Part 2.
With the current GST being zero-rated, Yes 4G is giving more by offering double the data for new prepaid subscribers. The Yes 4G Prepaid SIM pack used to come pre-loaded with 500MB of data and now they are doubling up to 1GB for free effective 1 June 2018.
As we all know, the Ministry of Finance has made an announcement that GST will be zero-rated from 1 June 2018. With that, Telekom Malaysia (TM) has just announced that they will be complying the 0% GST charge for all their services as well. This covers all TM products including Unifi Broadband, Unifi Wireless and Unifi Mobile (formerly Webe).
Samsung Malaysia has just introduced four new affordable smartphones under its Galaxy A and Galaxy J series. Three of them comes with Samsung’s Super AMOLED Infinity Display and one of them has a 24MP selfie camera, which is the highest on a Samsung smartphone.
As you should be aware by now, Malaysia’s GST rate will be reduced to 0% starting 1 June 2018. This means reduced prices for most goods including smartphones and tablets. If you’re eyeing for a new Galaxy S9+ or a Galaxy Note8, you can enjoy 6% off now with Senheng’s instant cashback promo.
With the upcoming 0% GST rate, many consumers would delay their smartphone purchases before the 1st of June. However, if you can’t wait to get a new device, honor doesn’t want you to wait any longer. In conjunction with the month of Ramadhan and Raya celebrations, they are offering price reductions for selected models.