IRB: Pay up or face higher fines

Loud and clear message: Sabin hitting the gong to launch ‘Operasi Gegar Bersepadu’ at the LHDN office in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR: Tax dodgers will be slapped with penalties of 100% of their total arrears from next year, warns the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

Its chief executive officer Datuk Sabin Samitah said defaulters were currently imposed a 45% penalty of the arrears owed if they settle within six months but from 2018, the penalty imposed would be more than double the rate.

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