Please lah, there is no double or triple taxation. Don't confuse others and yourself. Import duty, when buying online or importing, and GST are two different things. When you buy online or import, the seller doesn't charge you GST. If the item attracts import duty then Malaysian Customs will tax you.
Originally Posted by bslee
Malaysian Customs do not charge GST. They only collect GST and all businesses with annual turnover of RM500,000 must collect GST. Basically these businesses are tax collecting agents to Malaysian Customs.
Every time an item change hand the net GST charged is only on the value added portion. Say a hardware dealer buys a drill from the local distributor at 100 and sells it for 120 the net GST he forward to Malaysian Customs is only 6% of RM20 which is the added value (6% of 120 minus 6% of 100). This is why it is also called Value Added Tax aka VAT. There is no tax on tax. The enduser/consumer pays everything.
" In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."