• Jonathan Shiek

Cigarette Tax At Duty Free Islands And Zones In 2021

We just got word that cigarettes will be subjected to taxes at all duty free islands and duty free zones from 1 January onwards. This effort was made to stem cigarette smuggling at these duty free islands and zones. According to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, cigarettes are the most smuggled items in Malaysia. 

Subang MP Wong Chen had also proposed to increase cigarette tax by 70% to be in line with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendation to curb smoking. 

Source: The Star

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