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GST Audit File (GAF) in Malaysia for Audit

SOLVEDby QuickBooksUpdated September 26, 2023

This article is for customers using the QuickBooks Online Malaysia product.

What is the GST Audit File?

The GST Audit (GAF) file is a way for taxpayers in Malaysia to submit information relevant to auditors in response to an audit request on information for auditing purposes. The information provided includes company identifications, names, supply & purchases, and general ledger transactions. There is also a footer record to ensure file integrity.

There are two types of files that can be submitted, Bar-Delimited-File and XML file which contribute to the same goal that the information for auditing purposes will appear the same to auditors.

In QuickBooks Online for Malaysia version, you can generate an XML version of the GAF with the following steps:
1.    Go to Reports (Take me there).
2.    In the Reports page, search for GST Audit File
3.    Enter the start and end date for the period that you wish to generate the GAF file
4.    Click Generate Report. An XML format file is immediately downloaded for your use.

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