“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy (13 November 1789).

Thus begins this posting about taxes, specifically the Malaysian Goods and Services Tax and how it’s implemented in Proline. For those who don’t know what is the GST, information about the tax can be found at http://www.gst.customs.gov.my/portal/page/portal/MYGSET.

Before we can use it, we need to ensure the following parameters are setup.read in blog

GST GL Codes in Chart of Accounts

Enable GST for selected Item Codes

Preset the GST in the Invoicing Template (optional)

Verifying GST captured correctly – view the Ledger Details report (or GST Balances* report)


The usage steps are as follows:

To add GST to your items

Admin->General->Manage Items->’Advanced’ tab.

  1. Select the item you want to add tax.
  2. Under Tax1 or Tax2, click the arrow.
  3. Select tax to add normal tax. Select GST to assign GST to the item.
  4. File->Save Changes.

To make Invoices with GST

Billing (Side bar)->Invoices->’New’ tab.

  1. Operations->Create From Template.
  2. Select TMP-INV-GST-01 for the Invoice template with GST.

You can see the tax applied by clicking the blue Total number, under Bill Items screen. You can also change the tax rate here by double clicking the number under %.


To make default Invoices with GST

System (Side bar)->Billing Templates.

  1. Double click ‘TMP-INV-GST-01’.
  2. At the right side, check mark the ‘Default Template’.
  3. Operations -> Save.

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