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IRB denies sending refund notification to taxpayers

 | August 11, 2017

The Inland Revenue Board advises all taxpayers to be alert and not to respond to any instruction in the email.

lhdn-taxKUALA LUMPUR: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has denied it sent a refund notification email to taxpayers which went viral on social media.

IRB, in a statement today, said it would directly credit the excess income tax payment that had been processed based on correct information to the bank account of taxpayers through the electronic fund transfer or tax refund voucher and crossed cheque.

According to the statement, the surplus on income tax refunds for those with overseas accounts would be credited through telegraphic transfer.

“The fake email sent requires the taxpayer to click on the attached link as a procedure to check the eligibility of receiving the tax refund.

“IRB advises all taxpayers to be alert and not to respond to any instruction in the email,” said the statement.

Taxpayers can contact IRB Care Line at 1800-88-5436 or the nearest IRB branches for prior verification of any notification received.

The IRB branch numbers are available at its official portal www.hasil.gov.my.


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