KOTA KINABALU: Consumers were told not to accept handwritten 6 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on a piece of receipt as this is a form of cheating.
Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid, said the GST charge must be printed on the receipt by the cash registration machine where receipt must have a registered GST ID to show the itemised bill whether it is zero rate or GST imposed.
“We have already promoted the GST for one year and informed traders to install the GST software because the GST charge must be printed out on the receipt to show that the softwaris registered,” Jainab said.
Those who just simply write it down on a piece of receipt is consider cheating the consumers because this is not the right formula, she said, adding that she wished to remind particularly the sundry shop operators earning below RM500,000 per year that they should not impose GST because they are not required to register for GST,” Jainabstressed.
“I was informed many sundry shops in the outskirt areas, for example in Kampung Likas, many of them imposed GST which they are not supposed to do. The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism office in Kota Kinabalu should take stern action on those taking advantage of the situation to cheat the people and profiteering.-Sayangsabah