The syllabus and study guide is designed to help with planning study and to provide detailed information on what could be assessed in any examination session.
ACCA is aware that as a result of the recent change in government in Malaysia, Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been reduced to zero effective 1 June 2018.
For Malaysia tax exams, the cut-off date for examinable legislation is 31 March 2018 for exams in December 2018, March 2019, June 2019 and September 2019. The announcement regarding GST was made in May 2018, which is after the cut-off date, and also after the publication of the syllabus. Our cut-off date for examinable legislation is in place to provide certainty for content providers, tutors and students as to what we will examine. As such, a decision was made to retain GST in the syllabus for the December 2018-September 2019 exams, and GST (based on the law as at 31 March 2018) will continue be examined in the December 2018, March 2019, June 2019 and September 2019 exams.
When the syllabus is revised for the December 2019 - September 2020 exams, GST will be replaced with sales and services tax (SST), assuming that is introduced into the Malaysia tax legislation as planned.
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