Quarry firms get assurance on refund

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  • Friday, 20 Feb 2004


IPOH: The Finance Ministry is looking into the appeal by the Perak Quarry Association for the refund of surtax amounting to RM1.3mil to seven companies here. 

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ng Yen Yen said she met the operators of the companies and the association on Wednesday. 

“We are looking into the appeal before making a decision,” she told The Star yesterday. 

Association president Musa Nordin said Ng was sympathetic towards the operators when they met her in Putrajaya to ask for help. 

“She gave us her assurance to look into the matter and help speed up the refund after studying the matter,” he told a press conference here yesterday. 

Musa, who was one of those affected by the delay, said the amounts were due to them following the reprieve on sales tax on unpolished marble provided by the Government between Sept 21, 1992 and Dec 31, 1994. 

He claimed the seven companies were the only quarry operators yet to receive the refund from Government due to documentation problems. 

“We managed to resolve the documentation problems three years ago and in 2001 we were informed by the Finance Ministry they need to co-ordinate matters with the Customs Department and Treasury before payment could be made to us,” he said.  

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