Malaysia collects over US$ 141K in tourism tax
The Malaysian government has collected more than US$ 141k in tourism tax during the first month of its implementation.
In a written reply to Anthony Loke (DAP-Seremban), the Finance Ministry said the total collection was RM610,280 from 4,671 lodgings nationwide from Sept 1 to Sept 30 this year.
Penang brought in the biggest chunk at RM241,460 from 292 lodgings, followed by Kuala Lumpur with RM185,750 from 718 lodgings and Johor with RM52,550 from 554 lodgings.
Malaysians and permanent residents are exempted from paying the tax, while foreign tourists are charged a flat rate of RM10 per room per night for all hotel classifications.
(1 USD = 4.233 MYR)
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