April 10, 2015 | Posted in:GST Seminar
Kuching was the final destination for this particular round of GST sessions. But this didn’t prevent the session from amassing a sizeable following of participants which easily matched the headcount attained in other locations. Seated in the front row (in green) is Puan Dayang, the Chairman of MATTA Sarawak Chapter, who delivered the opening speech to kick start the event.
Participants attending the Kuching “GST Updates” session came from all over Sarawak such as distant towns of Miri or Bintulu. Nonetheless, the crowd was united in one aspect: they were predominantly ticketing agents.
Naturally, their enquiries focused on ticketing-related issues such as zero-rating of international flights, code sharing, connecting flights etc. A majority of travel business involved inbound within the terrains of Sabah and Sarawak, highlighting the significant role played by air travel in this region.
The GST updates session saw a special guest from Malaysian Airlines – their area head. He was a very friendly chap who was generous in sharing his knowledge of GST procedures that the airline had put in place to assist tour operators in administering their GST documentation. The area head took the stage cialis pas cher briefly to assist in explaining certain ticketing issues involving GST which were unique to MAS.
The participants from Kuching mostly held concerns on the basic mechanism of GST: How to present the Tax Invoice? How to treat international flight with airport taxes? How to recover input tax credits? How to handle transitioning tours and tickets?