Yayasan Amal Maaruf: LHDN not involved in ‘Dana 7’ programme

SHAH ALAM: Yayasan Amal Maaruf Malaysia today clarified that the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has nothing to do with the “Dana 7 Amanah LHDN” programme which the foundation had introduced on Monday.

Its president, Hamsan Omar, said the LHDN was not involved in any way as the programme was run entirely by the foundation.

“However, we used the LHDN name and logo at the launch of the programme last Monday after we were given the approval by the LHDN to give a tax waiver to taxpayers who contribute to the yayasan,” he said here.

Hamsan also agreed that the LHDN is an agency that acts on assessments and grants approval to any application from any institution, organisation or fund applying for tax exemption under subsection 44 (6) of the Income Tax Act 1967.

He hoped this explanation would stop any confusion among the public.

Yesterday, the LHDN, in a statement, urged Yayasan Amal Maaruf Malaysia to give an explanation on the programme after the agency denied any involvement in the fund programme.