He held a press conference today to say that the Penang Govt will exempt and absorb RM55.19 million in assessment rates for all property owners and Goods and Services Tax (GST) for all its services in the state this year.
I had previously pointed out that under the GST ACT, assessment rates and the vast majority of Local Council Services – including assessment rates – are EXEMPTED from GST.
Penang people and DAP supporters must be very naive to be fooled by DAP's Lim Guan Eng time and time again.In today's…
Today, the lying Tokong went further and said that the Penang local councils “have also waived GST charges for its services, such as parking fees, and will have to bear the GST costs of RM19.36 million for both councils and that “both councils had already waived GST charges of RM19.36 million last year.”
First of all, it is illegal to EXEMPT GST if it is covered under the act. He would go to jail if he had done so.
Secondly, the Parking charges in Penang (as with any private parking companies) had ALWAYS BEEN INCLUSIVE of a 6% tax. Before GST was implemented on 1st April 2015, it was the 6% Service Tax.
After 1st April 2015, it was REPLACED by the 6% GST.
This was confirmed by the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) secretary Ang Aing Thye in March 2015 who said that the 6% GST had already been incorporated in the charges, and motorists could continue to purchase the parking coupons at the current rate.
Since 2013, Penang parking services had already been outsourced to a private company called Alam Indah Sdn. Bhd. and not by Penang DAP Government.
Hence GST applies since it is a private company.
The parking rates of RM80 sen for one hour had remained the same before and after GST started – hence THERE IS NO ABSORBING NOR EXEMPTION of any GST.
If Tokong really really wants to still claim he has “absorbed” GST then he can add and extra 3.83 minutes to each 80 sen per hour parking coupon.
Parking also wanna lie to the public. What a lying CM and state govt this is.
You can hear him repeat his lies here: https://www.facebook.com/cmlimguaneng/videos/1544145788948850/a