The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (“Customs”) has issued several amendments (dated 13 August 2020) to their Service Tax Policies, as listed below.

It should be noted that there are no major/ significant changes to the existing Service Tax Policies and the amendments are mainly updates which are in line with the recent changes in the Service Tax legislations.

Service Tax Policy


No 1/2020

Expansion of Scope of Taxable Service

No 3/2020

Service Tax Policy on Claiming a Refund by Offsetting Method on Service Tax on Imported Digital Service Provided by Foreign Registered Person

No 4/2020

Service Tax on Online Distance Learning Services

No 5/2020

Service Tax on Online Newspaper, Online Journals and Periodicals

No 8/2020

Group Relief Facility on Provision of Taxable Services to Company within the Same Group of Companies


Please refer to our Tax Whiz for a summary of the amendments which can be accessed via the above link.

Should you have any questions or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to email or contact any of our Executive Directors, Directors, Associate Directors or Managers whom you are accustomed to dealing with or who are responsible for the tax affairs of your organization. 

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.


Ng Sue Lynn 

Executive Director
Indirect Tax Practice

Dato’ Tan Sim Kiat 

Indirect Tax Practice

Yap Choon Ling 

Indirect Tax Practice