Be wary of tax scammers, says LHDN

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia's (IRB) newly-launched Monitoring Deliberate Tax Defaulters (MDTD) programme will track taxpayers identified as non-compliant.

PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has warned the public to be wary of a scam, using the name of their CEO.

The syndicates are using social media platforms on alleged "tax compliance issues" that are faced by the victim, and thus, offering services to overcome these problems for a fee.

LHDN said that there were those using their CEO's name to threaten taxpayers to settle their "outstanding balance" owed to LHDN through their private accounts.

LHDN said that all tax information of taxpayers is confidential, which is guaranteed by section 138 of the Income Tax Act.

"Hence, the CEO and every LHDN officer are not allowed to discuss tax information of every taxpayer with others," it said in a statement on Tuesday (April 16).

LHDN also said that they did not use middlemen, except certified tax agents and that payments are to be made directly to LHDN's account.

"We advise people to be wary and not to fall for this cheating scam," they said.

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