Najib’s son sued over unpaid taxes

Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: After slapping Datuk Seri Najib Razak with a RM1.69bil tax suit, the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is now suing the ex-premier’s son over RM37.6mil in unpaid taxes from 2011 to 2017.

The government, as the plaintiff, filed the writ of summons and statement of claims through the IRB at the High Court on July 24, naming Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib, 36, as the sole defendant.

According to the statement of claims, the government claimed that Mohd Nazifuddin still had unpaid taxes for the assessment years 2011 to 2017 as stated in the assessment notice dated March 15 this year.

It claimed that the notice was served by hand to the defendant on March 18.

The government claimed that Mohd Nazifuddin’s failure to pay the taxes for the seven years, which should be done within 30 days from the date of assessment notice as stipulated under Section 103 of the Income Tax Act 1967, caused a 10% additional payment to be imposed.

The plaintiff claimed that the defendant still failed to settle the amount within 60 days in accordance with the Act and another compounded 5% increase was imposed, bringing the total to RM37, 644, 810.73.

The government is also seeking interest of 5% per annum from the day of judgment until the sum is fulfilled, as well as costs and other relief deemed fit by the court.

The case came up for case management via e-review before High Court deputy registrar Normaizan Rahim yesterday.

On June 25, the government, through the IRB, sued Najib over RM1.69bil in additional tax assessments for the years 2011 to 2017.

The case will be up for case management on Aug 30. — Bernama

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