No plans to scrap tourism tax, says minister

Tourism, Arts and Culture  Minister (Motac) Mohamaddin Ketapi says the tourism tax rate will not be revised. – FB pic, October 13, 2018.

THE government does not intend to abolish the tourism tax imposed on foreign visitors to Malaysia, said Tourism, Arts and Culture  Minister (Motac) Mohamaddin Ketapi.

He said the ministry noted of the grouses of tourists on the tax, especially among backpackers, but the tax was still maintained for the benefit of the country.

“But it is only a small amount to be paid to travel in this country, especially when the value of the RM10 tax is compared with their own currencies,” he said after the Motac Level National Sports Day Celebration here today.

Malaysia began implementing the tourism tax after Parliament approved its implementation from September 1, 2017.

The government also had no intention of raising the tax rate for now because it was still reasonable, he added.  – Bernama, October 13, 2018.

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  • Lousy decision by Minister. Politicians have nothing else to do except impose taxes. We must be one of the most overtaxed country when indexed to PPP or Gross Income.

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