American Association of Malaysia

Spring Rug Auction
Pink October Lunch

Date:Friday, October 7th
11:00am - 3:00pm

Place: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel 

  Buffet: RM 150
      Buffet + 2 glasses of wine: RM 180


           by September 25th

No Ticket sales at the door!!

2 September:   First Friday@ Harrods Cafe / Suria KLCC
19 September: Asian Tigers Coffee Morning-Travel Talk
20 September: Lunch Bunch @ ABC – Acme Bar & Coffee

24 September: Shrimp Boil
7 October: Pink October
4 November: 30th Annual Christmas Charity Bazaar

GST and The AAM!

Since the introduction of the Government imposed 6% GST we have had a few questions as to what we collect GST on and what we don’t. I want to first assure you that we have checked with the appropriate Government authorities to confirm we are required to collect and pay GST fees and we must do that regard- less of our ROS/Non-Profit status. We have contracted with a GST Reporting Expert who has recently completed and submit- ted our first quarterly report. It will be our intention to continue to use his services every quarter so we ensure we are within the GST guidelines outlined.

As for the question “What do we charge GST on” – the simple answer is whatever is a benefit to our members is subject to GST. Not only does this rule apply to our members but it also applies to our Sponsors, both Corporate and Event, as well as our advertisers. Of course, as an organization that contracts services we are subject to paying the GST charged by those that have registered for a GST number. We are required to charge GST on our scheduled events and classes, major events, fund-raising efforts, membership applications, merchandise, practically everything.

When paying for anything at the office, a receipt will be issued showing you the GST you have paid.

If anyone has any other questions or comments about GST in relation to AAM business, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at

Thank you for your support

Peggy Uptigrove

AAM Latest Publication - September 2016