KUCHING: The Sarawak Customs Department have started the enforcement of service tax on e-Commerce services from Jan 1, said its director Datuk Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha, yesterday.

In that regard, she is calling on all parties involved in e-Commerce services in the state to register their services with the department to obtain licenses for their services.

“e-Commerce services are very popular today. Any parties involved in this kind of service needs to be licensed under the Service Tax,” she said when opening Sarawak Customs Department’s Meet the Client Day in conjunction with the 38th World Customs Day, here yesterday.

She noted that e-Commerce services include digital services such as Netflix, Spotify, or advertising services by Google and e-games distribution services by Steam. As the registration and licensing of the involved services were based in Putrajaya, she could not provide details on the number of e-Commerce service providers in Sarawak which has already registered for the service tax. – Bernama

FAKE WEAPON … Halimah (right) getting the feel of a Styer rifle at the Customers Day at Aeon Mall. Looking on is Mohd Saiful (second left). Photo: Ghazali Bujang