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Uber And Grabcar Platform To Be Taxed?

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry has no plans to tax Uber and Grabcar drivers but is looking at taxation on the service platform.

Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said this was because the Uber and Grabcar application platform raked in millions of ringgit in profits from their operations in the country.

“We (ministry) will not imposed tax on the taxi drivers but will see how to levy tax on the platform (Uber and Grabcar)… because the drivers also have to pay 25% (of revenue) to the platfrom,” he after launching the 1Malaysia Community programme and Jalur Gemilang Tour 2016 for Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa and Wangsa Maju here on Saturday.

Johari said his ministry was considering to have the platform registered as a local company to ensure that the profits made by Uber and Grabcar could be made known.

“We are thinking of making it compulsory for the platform to register… so we can see how much they make and from here how much tax they should pay,” he added.

This was to ensure an equitable system for the drivers as well as those who provided the service platform for Uber and Grabcar, he said. – Bernama

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