Battling GST Audit in Malaysia

GST has already been implemented in Malaysia since 1 April 2015. Due to the multiplier effect of GST errors, businesses in Malaysia may incur large GST penalties for non-compliance. In 2016, Royal Customs Malaysia has generated 1.5 billion fees arising from GST penalties.


Faced with an increased risk for Businesses to be GST compliant in Malaysia, it is important for every GST registered businesses to understand the Royal Customs Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy and the common mistakes found during the GST Audit for every one out of three GST registered businesses will be subject to GST verification audit in 2017.


We have specially designed this workshop to provide a clear understanding of how to manage GST risk in Malaysia. It will also provide update of some changes in GST 03 return and new tax codes.  Most importantly, it will clear your doubts and equip you with skills to resolve GST uncertainties and prepare for GST Audit in Malaysia.

Training Objectives:

  • Understanding and managing GST risk on businesses

  • Coping with Malaysia Customs Audit

  • Understand GST Audit process and offences

  • Mastering New GST Tax Codes and completion of GST 03 return

  • Prepare Singapore Companies to familiarize with GST requirement in Malaysia

Dates & Time

Contact us for Schedule

1 day, 9AM - 5PM





$535.00 (STADA Member)

$642.00 (Non-Member)

*7% GST included

Programme Outline

8.30am : Registration

9.00am – 10.30am : Session 1

  • GST Development and its Critical Impact

  • Common Mistakes Discovered during Custom Audit


10.30am - 11.00am : Morning Tea-Break

11.00am – 12.30pm : Session 2

  • Understanding GST Audit Process and Serious GST Offences. 

  • Case Studies

12.30pm – 1.30pm : Lunch Break

1.30pm to 3.00pm : Session 3

  • Introduction of New Tax Codes

  • Common Errors in Tax Codes

  • Mapping Tax Codes with GST 03

3.00pm - 3.30pm : Afternoon Tea-Break

3.30pm - 5.00pm : Session 4

  • Changes in GST 03 Form

  • GST Reconciliation and Reporting

  • Completion of GST 03

  • Question and Answer Session

Who Should Attend

  • General Manager

  • CEO / CFO

  • Accountant

  • Finance Manager

  • Accounting staff

  • Business Entrepreneur

  • Tax Manager

  • Staff from operations, sales, logistics and administration


Lecture using PowerPoint presentation slides and practical case studies.

About the Facilitator: Dr Robin Chia

Dr Robin Chia is currently a Professional Accountant in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and United Kingdom. He is also Managing Director of Robin Chia PAC, a Public Accounting Corporation based in Singapore and Adjunct Professor in few Chinese Universities and a Provincial Business Ambassador in the Republic of China. He specializes in tax and GST and possesses vast experience in dealing with the tax authorities over GST issues, rulings, audit and investigations on behalf of his clients. He also acts as an adviser of an IT and Business Consultancy Company specializing in ERP and Computerized Accounting System and also pioneered in reforming GST Ready Accounting System which is approved by Royal Customs Malaysia.


Dr Robin Chia is a frequent guest speaker for many professional bodies within South East Asia and has also done extensive research on Accounting and Auditing Standards, Goods and Services Tax, Risk Management and Internal Audit, Corporate Fraud and Forensic Accounting. He has also been invited to speak with the government and other institutions in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Vietnam and has conducted numerous external trainings, seminars and workshops since year 1996. He has undertaken numerous GST implementations for large and small enterprises and is currently advising large companies in Malaysia on the managing of GST audit. He is also currently the Chairman and GST Technical Advisor for RCCM GST Network in Malaysia whose members are either professional accountants in public or private sectors. 


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