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Tax Free Shopping in Malaysia



The Malaysian Ministry of Finance has reduced the standard GST Rate to 0% effective 1 June 2018.

The Tourist Refund Scheme ends on 1 June 2018. TRS Forms will have until 31 August 2018 to obtain Customs validation and claim the tax refund which will be paid via credit card or cheque.

For more information please visit Malaysian Customs website at http://gst.customs.gov.my

Minimum purchase amount
: 300 MYR

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?

  • If you are neither a citizen nor a permanent resident of Malaysia and hold a valid international passport.
  • If you are a foreign diplomat leaving the country after completion of service in Malaysia and are in possession of a document from the relevant diplomatic or consular mission stating that you are permanently leaving Malaysia.
  • If you have not been employed in Malaysia at any time in the 3 months preceding the date of purchase of the eligible goods.
  • If you depart from Malaysia by means of air transportation from one of the international airports in the scope of the TRS.
  • If you are not a member of the cabin or flight crew of the aircraft on which you are departing out of Malaysia.
  • If you are at least 18 years of age on the date of Customs validation.
  • If you are entering or staying in Malaysia on a student pass, your entitlement under the TRS is like any other foreign tourist.

How to Shop Tax Free
For more on how to claim your tax refund, including how to fill in the Tax Free Form

Local information
You must spend at least three-hundred Malaysian Ringgit (MYR 300) (GST inclusive) at the same Approved Outlet. Accumulation of purchases is allowed if purchases are made from the same Approved Outlet on different days within a 3-month period prior to the date of Customs validation.

Your GST Refund Form must be validated by GST Customs Refund Verification Counter located at an international airport. You won’t be able to get your refund when leaving Malaysia by car or coach via the Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints, which are not equipped with the verification counters.

Tax Free goods:
Refunds are paid on goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage

Non-refundable goods:

  • Precious metal and gemstones
  • Goods wholly or partially consumed in Malaysia (except for clothing/tax invoices to be maintained)
  • Goods which are absolutely prohibited from export under the written law
  • Goods which are not taken out as accompanied (hand carried) or unaccompanied (checked-in) luggage

Contact us
Completed Tax Free Forms which have been stamped by Customs can be sent to:

Standard and registered mail:
Global Blue P.O. Box 363, 810 00 Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe

For courier:
Global Blue, Prievozska 4D/Block E, 821 09 Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe

For more information on the Malaysian Tax Refund Scheme:

If you have any questions

For frequently asked questions visit

Refund Points

Travel Pack