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Special operation to trace 3,400 tax dodgers

 | July 17, 2017

The five-day operation is aimed at those who have not filed their returns for more than three years.

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KOTA BHARU: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) today launched a special operation codenamed “Op Patuh” to trace 3,445 tax dodgers who have not filed their returns for more than three assessment years.

IRB deputy chief executive officer (policy) Noor Azian Abdul Hamid said the five-day operation involved 1,279 officers from 37 IRB branches.

“The focus is on external audit and table audit on 1,687 companies and 1,758 individuals throughout the country who have not filed their returns,” she told reporters after launching the operation at the Kota Bahru IRB branch here.

Citing an example, Azian said in one of IRB’s probes, a conglomerate was found to have not filed tax returns from 2010 to 2016.

“The tax not paid by the conglomerate totalled RM20 million.

“This case was detected through a strategic collaboration between the IRB and the Companies Commission of Malaysia in the effort to tackle revenue leakage,” she said.

She added that it was incumbent upon those required to pay tax to do so and that sooner or later tax dodgers would have to face the music.


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