Exploring level of awareness of small and medium sized enterprises towards goods and services tax implementation in Malaysia / Ely Raziah Abdul Rashid , Nor Farizal Mohammed and Norhasnah Mohd Saheh

Abdul Rashid, Ely Raziah and Mohammed, Nor Farizal and Mohd Saheh, Norhasnah (2005) Exploring level of awareness of small and medium sized enterprises towards goods and services tax implementation in Malaysia / Ely Raziah Abdul Rashid , Nor Farizal Mohammed and Norhasnah Mohd Saheh. [Research Reports] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi announced the proposed
implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Malaysia during 2005 Budget
speech with effect from 1st
January 2007.
The announcement has since received mixed responses from the public, business
community, tax practitioners and experts as well as academicians. One of the much
debated issues is the heavy administrative burden GST would have on Small and
Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). GST compliance will require SMEs to make sure
that they have a good accounting system to ensure GST paid and collected are
correctly documented. This compliance job is seen as a big issue for SMEs on top of
coping with their day-to-day business survival.
However, some practitioners are of the opinion that the real issue is awareness.
Awareness contributes not only towards readiness but also potential support for the
new tax system. Businesses are unlikely to accept or support a change in the tax
system without being made aware of the implications it has on their businesses.

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Item Type: Research Reports
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Abdul Rashid, Ely Raziah
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Mohammed, Nor Farizal
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Mohd Saheh, Norhasnah
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry > Small and medium-sized business. History > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > Revenue. Taxation. Internal revenue
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Item ID: 3253
Uncontrolled Keywords: Goods and Services Tax (GST), Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), compliance job
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/3253

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