SST on pneumatic tyres, electric motorcycles reduced to 5%

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says SST inquiry counters will be opened at the Federal Territory Customs Complex in Kelana Jaya beginning Oct 2.

PUTRAJAYA: Pneumatic tyres and electric motorcycles are the latest items to have the sales and services tax (SST) reduced to 5% from the 10% previously, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

He said the decision was made by the finance ministry together with the Customs Department after receiving feedback from 18 briefings on the SST held nationwide and involving over 15,000 participants.

In a statement today, Lim said the ministry, together with the Customs, will open SST inquiry counters at the Federal Territory Customs Complex, Kelana Jaya, from Oct 2, from 9am to 1pm.

“A total of 10 kiosks and 12 counters will be in operation during the hours to enable stakeholders from various trade and industry sectors to provide feedback or even complaints on SST implementation,” he said.

In addition, Lim said that he had also appointed two officers from the finance minister’s office to address any complaints, views and inquiries during the same period.

They are chartered accountant Ooi Kok Seng and Toh Yen Kee, a former chief finance officer of an international company, who would be at the inquiry counters to assist the public.