Supreme Court lets states force online retailers to collect sales tax
States have broad authority to force online retailers to collect potentially billions of dollars worth of sales taxes, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, siding with South Dakota in its high-profile fight with e-commerce companies.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): Opposition leader Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi condemned Putrajaya's move to switch Malaysia's consumption tax system to sales and services tax (SST), from goods and services tax (GST).
In a press conference at the Parliament lobby today, Ahmad Zahid said only a country that looks back would make such a move.
"Although GST has been zero-rated, goods prices are not dropping. GST is implemented in more than 160 countries, only a country which look backwards move back to SST," he said.