GST Treatment: Imported Services

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Introduction

GST on Imported Services (Sec 13) is accounted by way of the reverse charge mechanism.
Reverse Charge Mechanism (also known as Self Recipient Accounting-RSA)
A supplier whoe does not belong in Malaysia and supplies services to a customer in Malaysia does not have to charge GST. However, the customer who received the services is required to account for GST by a reverse charge mechanism.
The recipient has to pay tax for the imported services he received and the same time claim input tax in his GST return. Reverse charge mechanism is an accounting procedure where a recipient (as the customer) of the supply, acts as both, the supplies and the recipient of the services.


Example:
1. Royalty fee charged in Malaysia by non resident business situated outside Malaysia from Jan - Dec 2016 = USD 200,000
2. Date of invoice = 10 March 2016
3. Bank prevailing rate = Rm2.50 (Date: 10 March 2016)


Calculation for GST:
1. Consideration for the supply @Rm2.50 = Rm500,000.00 + GST 6%
2. GST to be accounted by recipient @6% GST = Rm30,000.00


RSA:
Account GST output = Rm30,000.00
Claim GST Input = Rm30,000.00


Time of Supply
1. When supply are paid for (Date of payment made) - no longer
2. Start from 01 Jan 2016, which ever is the earlier:-
a. Payment made; or
b. Invoice date.


Maintain Tax

Menu: GST | Maintain Tax...

1. RSA tax code is preset in the SQL Financial Accounting.
2. It is use for the purpose of Reverse Charge Mechanism or Recipient Self Accounting.
3. RSA tax code setting. See the screenshot below.
GST Treatment-RSA-01.jpg


Payment made before the invoice

Menu: GL | Cash Book Entry (PV)...

1. Click on the New PV to create new payment voucher.
GST Treatment-RSA-02.jpg


2. Enter the payment date, eg. 02/06/2016.
3. Select RSA in tax column.
GST Treatment-RSA-03.jpg


NOTE:
Tax amount will be calculated after process the GST Returns.


4. After GST Returns processed, you can check the double entry posting from GL | Print Journal of Transactions Listing...
GST Treatment-RSA-04.jpg


Double Entry - RSA:
Account Code Account Description Tax Code Local DR Local CR Taxable Period
GST-101 GST - Claimable TX 2,460.00 0.00 June 2016 (follow payment date)
GST-201 GST - Payable DS 0.00 2,460.00 June 2016 (follow payment date)


Invoice first payment later

Menu: Supplier | Supplier Invoice...

1. Click on the New to create new supplier invoice.
2. Enter the invoice date, eg. 02/06/2016.
3. Select RSA in tax column.
GST Treatment-RSA-05.jpg


NOTE:
Tax amount will be calculated after process the GST Returns.


4. After GST Returns processed, you can check the double entry posting from GL | Print Journal of Transactions Listing...
GST Treatment-RSA-06.jpg


Double Entry - RSA:
Account Code Account Description Tax Code Local DR Local CR Taxable Period
GST-101 GST - Claimable TX 5,040.00 0.00 June 2016 (follow invoice date)
GST-201 GST - Payable DS 0.00 5,040.00 June 2016 (follow invoice date)


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