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Commentary: Raising service tax brings only minor benefits

Raising the service tax from 6% to 8% will barely have a material impact on the country’s coffers. Yugendran Sivakumaran of the think tank Bait Al-Amanah shares his view.

He said Malaysia’s GDP for 2023 is expected to be about RM2 trillion and the deficit would be around RM100 billion.

“The RM3 billion increase would barely make a dent,” he told FMT Business.

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