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Updates: Sales Tax on Imports of Low-Value Goods (“LVG”)

Updated: Feb 18

The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD), also known as Customs, has released Announcement LVG 1/2023 on 6 January 2023 to confirm that:

  • the legislation related to Sales Tax on Low-Value Goods (“LVG”) will take effect from 1 January 2023; and

  • the imposition of Sales Tax on imports of LVG will be effective from 1 April 2023.

Following the legislation related to Sales Tax on LVG:

  1. any person, whether in Malaysia or a foreigner;

  2. who sell Low-Value Goods (LVG);

  3. brought into Malaysia by land, sea or air mode and

  4. the total sales value of LVG in Malaysia exceeds RM500,000 within 12 months

is responsible for being registered as a Registered Seller (RS).

Applicants can start applying to be registered from 1 January 2023 via the