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Amendments to Sales Tax and Service Tax (“SST”) Acts, Regulations and Orders, Customs Act and Excise Act

On 31 December 2018, the following Regulations and Orders were gazetted.

Sales Tax

  • Sales Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2018
  • Sales Tax (Customs Ruling)(Amendment) Regulations 2018
  • Sales Tax (Persons Exempted From Payment of Tax)(Amendment)(No 2) Order 2018
  • Sales Tax (Goods Exempted From Tax)(Amendment)(No 4) Order 2018
  • Sales Tax (Rates of Tax)(Amendment)(No 3) Order 2018

§  Sales Tax (Imposition of Sales Tax in Respect of Special Areas)(Amendment) Order 2018

Service Tax

  • Service Tax (Amendment)(No 3) Regulations 2018
  • Service Tax (Customs Ruling)(Amendment) Regulations 2018

§  Service Tax (Persons Exempted From Payment of Tax) Order 2018 - New

These Regulations and Orders come into operation on 1 January 2019.

We have summarised the salient points in the attachment.  Please click on the above header link for our Summaries.

Meanwhile, the Finance Act 2018, Amendments to SST Acts, Customs Act and Excise Act as well as Customs Duties Order were also gazetted as follows:-

  • Come into operation on 1 January 2019
  1. SST Legislations in the Finance Act 2018

(b)    Customs Duties (Amendment)(No 3) Order 2018

  • Come into operation on 2 January 2019
  1. Sales Tax (Amendment) Act 2018
  2. Service Tax (Amendment) Act 2018
  3. Customs (Amendment) (No.2) Act 2018

(d)    Excise (Amendment) Act 2018

Please click on the above header link for a copy of the Act, Amendments to Acts, Regulations and Orders at the official portal of e-Federal Gazette. 

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