GST Risk Avoidance & Overcoming Pitfalls

GST Risk Avoidance and Overcoming Pitfalls - through Informed Updates of Legislations, Policy Decisions and Tax Codes


Royal Malaysian Customs Department under its Customs Blue Ocean Strategy  (CBOS) initiative and the setting up of Collection Intelligence Arrangement) is targeting to review GST compliance for all GST registered companies in year 2018. You could be one of them! Hence it is always advisable to be vigilant in compliance with all updates to GST legislations, policy decisions and tax codes. Companies irrespective of its size, business and locations has already experience this CBOS initiative with some of them having very bad consequence. 

The fact that offenders has already been taken to court and fine or compound and penalty imposed and appear in the press is a clear indication of the government seriousness in enforcing its compliance. GST is thus a subject that need to be kept abreast constantly.

This training seminar is designed to help all GST registered persons to ensure that their GST implementations are in line with the latest requirement of the GST Legislations and its policy decisions.

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Course Objective

  • Understand all the updates to the legislations including Ministerial Orders and decision policies.
  • Knowing the various Customs Technical committee decisions on the GST implications to different kinds of business transactions.
  • Knowing some Tribunal Decisions.
  • Avoid the common errors and committing offence in their implementations.
  • Knowing how to apply the appropriate tax codes to your daily transactions.
  • File correct GST returns and rectifying the return.

Methodology : 

Power point presentation and discussions.


General Introduction

– GST Mechanism
– Governing Legislations and decision policies
– Key enforcement areas
– Obligations of GST registered and non-GST register person

Compliance Area

– Corporate reporting level
– Transaction process level
– Internal Control and Record keeping


– Legislations (Acts, Regulations, Orders)
– Policy decisions including technical committee decisions
– Guides

Common GST implementation pitfalls to avoid. (sharing of experience from GST compliance review)

Detail Transactional GST implementation knowledge
Human careless avoidance
Systems Error
Tax Code Application

Filing of Accurate Returns

– Check list
– Self Review of every submission with reconciliation statement
– Documentary evidences

Preparation for Customs GST Audit to be ready at all time

A. Audit Framework
– Purpose of an audit / your risk profile with Customs
– Choosing registered person to be audited
– Level of Audit

B. Different types of audit
– Advisory audit
– Desk audit
– Refund audit
– Transaction audit
– Compliance audit
– Large Tax Payer Unit audit
– Special audit as may be determine by the DG (Joint audit with Inland Revenue Board)

C. Preparation Stages for and Process of audit
– Preparation for an audit
– Trial Internal audit by yourself
– Post audit action plans
– Auditing guides from other countries
– Team involvement for the audit

Appeal Procedures

– Appeal to  Director General
– Appeal to Tribunals and decision effect from tribunal’s decision
– Appeal to courts

Questions and Answers all along the way


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