LHDN chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said LHDN, however, was subject to confidentiality under Section 138 of the Income Tax Act 1967 where detailed information regarding the inquiry could not be disclosed to third parties.
He said this in a statement Tuesday (July 2) following allegations that the LHDN made a "gangster-like" raid at a college as posted in a news portal Monday (July 1).
According to Sabin, LHDN made a surprise visit to the taxpayer's premises in March 2018.
He said the investigation was undertaken after giving due consideration to all information and intelligence evidence obtained and analysed in connection with the taxpayer and the work process relating to investigation outlined in the Tax Investigation Framework.
"The investigation was carried out in a professional manner in line with the investigation framework and the provisions of the law under the Income Tax Act 1967,” he said.
He also said LHDN is reviewing the allegations made and will not hesitate to take legal action against any person who tries to tarnish the image and reputation of the agency by making such false claims.
Sabin added that investigation methods in the form of raids have been stopped since May 2018 after the new government took over the administration of the country. - Bernama
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