In line with its "Harga Tak Naik" campaign, Mydin will be absorbing the GST for the month of April to maintain the price levels for consumers. They are achieving this by foregoing some of its profits, rebates for suppliers, and through refunds of the sales and services tax from the government.
Earlier today, photos of Mydin receipts were circulated on social media, with some Internet users accusing the company of passing on the six per cent GST to shoppers.
Local hypermarket chain Mydin has refuted allegations that it has reneged on its promise to absorb the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in force from today, saying that it is legally required to display the tax imposed in its receipts.
3. Mr DIY
MR DIY has vowed to pay the 6% GST from their own pockets to keep to their promise of "Always low prices". Billboards across the country read "We take a loss to keep you satisfied".
A representative from MR DIY told SAYS that they are looking to retain the GST absorption for at least one year.
The pricing on McDonald's menu will remain the same as the GST has replaced the existing 6% government services tax which consumers was already paying for. Besides that, the fast food giant will be absorbing the GST for selected menu items as part of its All-Day value initiative. For example, the Filet-O-Fish and Double Cheeseburger Extra Value Meals are priced at RM7.95 inclusive of GST.
Online fashion retailer Zalora is offering a 6% discount off storewide items when shoppers use the 'GSTDROP' discount code upon checkout. The promo code is not applicable for discounted items and selected brands.
This promotion is valid for the month of April 2015.
9. 100% Super Store
KUCHING: Customers of 100% Superstore have been given the assurance that all products imported from China have not changed in price as the store is absorbing the 6 per cent of goods and services tax (GST). A spokesperson said 100% Superstore is doing its best to maintain its goods at pocket-friendly prices for customers.theborneopost.com
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