GST: 100 common food that will be more expensive on 1 April

We featured the GST: 25 common food items with 6% tax list last month, and there’s more to come. Now is the great time for you to stock up on your pantry as here’s 100 common food items that will be more expensive as of 1 April:

1. Agar-agar

agar

2. Marinated chicken

marinade2

 

3. Biscuit

biskut

 

4. Cashew nut

cashew

5. Canned mushroom

mushroom

6. Chin chow (cincau)

chin chow

7. Cherry assorted

cherry

8. Chicken curry paste

chicken paste

9. Chicken frankfurter (sausage)

frankfurter

10. Chicken stock cube

chicken cube

11. Chocolate chips

chocchip

12. Chocolate rice

chocrice

 

13. Corn oil

cornoil

14. Cocoa powder

cocoa

15. Cooking chocolate

cookchoc

16. Corn flour

cornstarch

17. Cream of chicken/mushroom soup

creamof

18. Vinegar

vinegar

19. Burger patty

burger

20. Fish sauce

fishsos

21. Instant drink (barley/ginger/barley lemon)

instantdrink

22. Instant porridge

porridge

23. Canned corn

can corn

24. Pickle

pickle

25. Almond nut

Almond

26. Mixed vegetable (frozen)

mixed veggie

27. Tofu

tofu

28. Walnut

walnut

29. Canned chicken curry

can curry

30. Anchovies cube

anchovies cube

31. Canned pineapple cube

pineapple cube

32. Tomyam cube

tomyam cube

33. Fruit cocktail

fruitcock

34. Cordial

cordial

35. Concentrated creamer

creamer

36. Canned laychee

lychee

37. Honey

honey

38. Macaroni

macaroni

39. Wonton noodle

wonton noodle

40. Milo (regular and 3-in-1)

milo

41. Ice-cream potong

potong

42. Pau

pau

43. Spring roll

spring roll

44. Pizza

pizza

45. Plain bun

buns

46. Pasta sauce

pasta sauce

47. Sandwich

sandwich

48. Assorted keropok

keropok

49. Assorted cooking seasoning

seasoning

50. Yogurtyogurt

51. Potato starch

potato starch

52. Pure sesame oil

sesame oil

53. Yeast

yeast

54. Canned rambutan

rambutan

55. Rojak paste

rojak

56. Cake

cake

57. Prawn sambal 

prawn

 

58. Self-raising flour

self raising

59. Doughnut

donat

60. Soo Hoon

sohoon

61. Chilli sauce

cilisos

62. Plum sauce

plum sos

63. Oyster sauce

oyster

64. Tomato sauce

tomato sos

65. Spaghetti

spageti

66. Croissant

croissant

67. Cereal

cereal

68. Sunflower oil

sunflower oil

69. Milk

milk

70. Condensed milk

condensed

71. Assorted balls

balls

72. Carbonated drinks

bottle drink

73. Canned drinks

can drink

74. Ice-cream

icecream

75. Cili giling

ciligiling

76. Baking powder

BP

 

77. Aji-No-Moto

Ajinomoto


78. Cheese

cheese

 

79. Drinking water

MINERAL


80. Essences (baking flavouring)

Essence

 

81. Fish balls

FB

 

82. Glucose

Glucose

83. Horlicks

horlicks

 

84. Instant Tomyam paste

tomyam

 

85. Jam

jam

 

86. Kaya

kaya


87. Longan (canned)

longan2

 

88. Margerine

margerine2

 

89. Nescafe

nescafe

 

90. Olive oil

oliveoil

 

91. Potato fries

potato

92. Peas (processed)

peas

 

93. Rendang paste

rendang

 

94. Tuna (canned)

tuna

 

95. Chicken nuggets

nugget

 

96. Sugar (with the exceptions of cubes, refined sugar, and granulated sugar)

Gula

 

97. Instant noodle

maggieeeee

 

98. Soy sauce

kicap

 

99. Cili boh

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100. Coconut cream

coconut cream

 

For a complete list of taxable and non-taxable goods, download the GST List by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. It could be useful the next time you go for grocery shopping.

So what are tax-free? Check out 15 most common GST-free food items

photo credit: TESCO

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