Govt to boost implementation of GST, says Johari

 |Aug 21, 2017
Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani says one of the proposals to improve GST is tightening enforcement to detect traders who try to avoid paying the tax. – File pic credit Facebook Johari Abdul Ghani

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will improve the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which was introduced on April 1, 2015, into a more efficient taxation system, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani.

He said one of the proposals to improve GST is tightening enforcement to detect traders who try to avoid paying the tax.

“We will not change the system but we will improve many things so that it is more efficient, good for the government and good for future generations.

“We must have tighter enforcement in terms of GST payments because some traders are stubborn and try to run away from paying GST which is not fair to the traders and people who pay,” he told reporters after launching the Lembah Pantai Umno division delegates conference here yesterday.

Johari was commenting on the opposition parties’ constant harping on the GST issue and promising that they would abolish it in order to gain support in the 14th General Election. – Bernama

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