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Attitude determinants in proposed goods and services tax among manufacturing companies in Malaysia


Bidin, Zainol and Marimuthu, Munusamy (2016) Attitude determinants in proposed goods and services tax among manufacturing companies in Malaysia. International Review of Management and Marketing, 6 (S8). pp. 198-204. ISSN 2146-4405

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Abstract

Malaysian government wanted to replace the sales and service tax with goods and services tax (GST). The government would only introduce once everyone understand and familiar with the tax. This study is aimed to identify the determinants of attitudes towards the proposed GST among managers of manufacturing companies in Malaysia. Four variables were used to measure determinants of attitude comprising awareness, understanding, preparedness and probable area of difficulties. Asurvey was carried out to acquire the data from 1500 managers of manufacturing companies throughout Malaysia via questionnaire. Only 210 responded where 9 questionnaires were unusable giving a 13.4% (201) response rate. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics on the demographic variables and five constructs.Test of reliability and validity were also done on the five variables.All the items in the five constructs have mean score of above 3.00. Both the Cronbach alpha value and Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin value have more than 0.70 for all the five constructs. The study has a compatibility matching of 41.8% variance (R2) and significant (P < 0.00) which shows that the determinants in attitude towards the proposed GST can be explained by the four variables; awareness, understanding, preparedness and probable area of difficulties variables. The findings also found that that the four variables are significant and positively related to attitude towards the proposed GST.Thus this study provides important and valuable inputs for the government to implement strategic plan to enhance GST knowledge among managers of manufacturing companies in Malaysia in so that GST can be introduced without obstacles

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude, Awareness, Understanding, Preparedness, Probable Area of Difficulties
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Zainol Bidin
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 03:39
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 03:39
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20781

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