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Amendments to Sales Tax Orders

The following Amendment Orders in relation to Sales Tax have been published in the Federal Government Gazette on 26 December 2019:-

§   Sales Tax (Rates of Tax) (Amendment) Order 2019

§   Sales Tax (Persons Exempted from Payment of Tax) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2019

These Amendment Orders come into operation on 1 January 2020 .

Please click on the above header link for a copy of the Amendment Orders at the official portal of e-Federal Gazette.

Set out below is a summary of the key amendments:-

Addition to the list of goods subject to Sales Tax at 5%

a)      Under heading 39.26 – hygiene, medical and surgical articles (baby pacifier whether or not with clip)

b)      Under heading 70.07 – laminated safety glass

c)      Under heading 94.01 – seats (car safety seats for infant and young children)

Amendments to the conditions of Sales Tax exemption relating to goods transported to / from a Free Industrial Zone (“FIZ”) or Licensed Manufacturing Warehouse (“LMW”) for further manufacture or to complete its manufacture

Schedule A

Item 38 – Goods transported to a FIZ or LMW by a manufacturer in the Principal Customs Areas (“PCA”)

If the manufacturer in the PCA is not registered for Sales Tax, Sales Tax shall be paid on goods subsequently transported back, based on the amount chargeable for the work performed.


Item 54 -  Goods transported out from a FIZ or LMW by any manufacturer in a FIZ or any LMW

The goods are transported out to any manufacturer (whether or not registered for Sale Tax)

The goods shall without delay be acquired back by the manufacturer in the FIZ or the LMW and be transported back to the FIZ or LMW

A return shall be furnished not later than the 10th of each month

The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.

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