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Malaysia tourism tax will go into effect September 1

Kuala Lumpur, August 10, 2017

Following unclear details and much controversy, Malaysia tourism tax is set to be implemented in Malaysia on September 1.


The official date of implementation was announced by Malaysian tourism & culture minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz on Tuesday, The Star reported.


Clouds finally part on tourism tax; view of Kuala Lumpur skyscrapers from Titiwangsa Park pictured


The Malaysian government last month announced a RM10 (US$2.33) flat rate per night, per room on foreign tourists staying at hotel accommodations while exempting Malaysians from paying the tourism tax.


Some 3,200 accommodation providers have registered with the Finance Ministry for the tourism tax, according to the minister.


Accommodation operators can register online via anyone with queries about the tax system can contact the Customs Department at 1-300-888-500.