Next target for income tax officers: Architect and legal firms


JOHOR BAHRU: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) of Malaysia has launched the second series of its “Operasi Gegar Bersepadu” nationwide operation for this year to increase tax collection and go after tax dodgers.

Its deputy chief executive officer (compliance), Abdul Manap Dim, said the operation, which runs from today until June 18, targets 2,263 individual and company taxpayers running architecture and legal firms.

“The operation will be carried out for six days by 1,274 auditors from the IRB to ensure the declared income is accurate and proper,” he said in a statement here today.

Manap said the operation was a continuation of its first series, held from April 10 to 14, involving RM1.976 billion in taxes and penalties in which 3,793 taxpayers were audited and investigated.

Meanwhile, he said the IRB managed to collect a total of RM23.372 million in arrears via another nationwide operation codenamed “Ops Kutip”, which was aimed at collecting taxes immediately on arrears under two years.