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IRB on perpetual duty to hunt down tax evaders

Publish date: Mon, 27 Mar 2023, 02:54 PM

PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is on perpetual duty to hunt down tax evaders who avoid filing their income tax returns annually.

IRB chief executive officer Datuk Dr Mohd Nizom Sairi said they seriously took Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's recent call seriously to pursue towkays (the boss) and the ultra rich who do not pay taxes.

"This is a call that we are giving a lot of attention to. That is what the IRB has been doing day in and day out. The prime minister's call also serves a reminder to the people to pay their taxes.

"Our work is to ensure those who are supposed to pay taxes do so. It is something we are doing endlessly against tax evaders who may be negligent.

"If we get to track down a party who does not pay taxes, it will surely lead to the discovery of others who have not done so, too," he said today after a corporate visit by IRB to Media Prima Berhad's Sri Pentas today.

Also present was Media Prima Berhad group chairman Datuk Seri Dr Syed Hussian Aljunid.

At the recent 27th Hasil Day celebration, Anwar said he wanted the IRB to ensure those eligible to pay their income tax to fulfil their responsibility.

The authorities, he said, should conduct thorough investigations against tax evaders, especially the rich and wealthy.

Everyone must abide by the law and not escape paying taxes, including those in his contacts, supporters or family members, he said.

During the PKR Special Convention, Anwar said there was someone worth billions of ringgit who did not pay taxes and wanted to escape from the country.

He said that someone had lost powers and feared of being attacked by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the IRB.

"I will not let go of these towkay (the boss) and the ultra rich who do not pay taxes," said Anwar.

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