SOME 1,700 business owners in Ampang Jaya, Selangor have not renewed their licences for 2024, as of Feb 7.
Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) president Dr Ani Ahmad said only 8,926 holders had renewed before the Dec 31, 2023 deadline.
This totalled RM5,562,007 in collection, she said.
Between Jan 1 and 24, some 581 business owners renewed their expired licences with a total collection of RM574,840.
“Licence holders are charged an automatic penalty of RM360 if they renew after the Dec 31 deadline.
“Those caught trading with expired licences can be issued a maximum compound of RM1,000,” she said in a statement.
“We will take action against business owners who fail to renew their licences.”
Ani added that 4,293 micro-entreprenuers had renewed their licences for 2024, amounting to a collection of RM831,744.
Ani reminded licence holders to settle any outstanding assessment tax to avoid facing obstacles when renewing their licences.She said under the implementation of the Integrated Approval System, failure to do so might result in their applications being rejected.
“Renewal of business licences are now done online through MPAJ Icomm System, while Micro-entrepreneurs licence renewals are available via e-Penjaja.”
Separately, 113 Ramadan bazaar spots are still available at eight locations in the municipality.
The bazaar spots are at Kompleks Muhibbah in Taman Nirwana as well as in Taman Sri Bayu and Taman Pandan Cahaya.
This year, 934 lots at 17 locations have been allocated for Ramadan bazaars.
Those interested to apply for a temporary licence for the Ramadan bazaars, can visit https://intranet.mpaj.gov.my/penjaja/login.php