KUALA LUMPUR: An application filed by the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) for its lawsuit against Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to be decided through a summary judgment has been fixed for hearing on Dec 12.
The lawsuit by LHDN was to recover RM57.17mil in income tax arrears for the period between 2012 and 2017 from Tengku Adnan, who was the former Federal Territories minister.
Deputy Registrar Idamasliza Maarof Hakim, who set the date, also fixed Nov 15 to hear an application by Tengku Adnan who is seeking to stay the proceedings.
In the lawsuit filed on July 24, the Federal Government via LHDN sued Tengku Adnan for RM57.17mil in income tax arrears.
The government as the plaintiff filed a writ of summons and statement of claim through the LHDN at the High Court, naming the former Umno secretary-general as the defendant. The government claimed that Tengku Adnan still owed income tax for the years of assessment 2012 to 2017.
It added that because Tengku Adnan failed to pay the income tax amount from 2012 to 2017 within 30 days from the date of the Notice of Assessment on March 15,2019, a 10% tax increase was imposed.
The plaintiff said as the defendant had still failed to pay the income tax amount along with the 10% increase within the 60 days, the amount was raised a further 5%.
The government claimed that to date, the defendant had still failed to pay the income tax due, including the increases, which totalled RM57,167,069.35.
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