Tourist Refund Scheme

From 1 April 2015, business and leisure travelers/tourists leaving Malaysia can claim a refund of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) on goods purchased from Approved Outlets in Malaysia under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS).
To claim the refund:
  • Tourists must depart Malaysia by means of air transportation from one of the eight international airports within the scope of the TRS.
  • Tourists must have purchased the eligible goods within the three (3) month period prior to the date of departure.
  • Tourists must be at least 18 years of age.
  • The amount spent must exceed RM300 in a single receipt at the Approved Outlet and the item(s) bought must be taken out of the country via hand-carry or check-in luggage.
  • Tourists must declare their goods at the verification counters before receiving the refund.
  • The refund would either be in cash (for amounts not exceeding RM300) or by cheque or banking transfers for higher amounts.

It is also worth noting that there are certain goods that are exempt from a refund on the GST charged and paid. For more information on these items and other the TRS guidelines visit http://gst.customs.gov.my/en/cp/Pages/cp_trst.aspx.
Tourist Refund Scheme