PUTRAJAYA: The data of taxpayers contained on the MyTax system is safe as it is protected by recognised data security technology, says the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).
The IRB said in a statement on Wednesday (March 1) that it takes a serious view of the allegations about taxpayer data leakage which went viral on social media.
It added that it would prioritise efforts to increase taxpayers’ confidence and trust in the services provided in taxation administration matters.
"The IRB will continue to improve service quality and act proactively and transparently to deal with this issue,” it said.
A local news portal reported on Wednesday that claims had been made online claimed that the personal information of taxpayers could be accessed by anyone through the MyTax platform, which serves as a one-stop centre for taxpayers to settle tax issues online.
The report also said that one only needs a MyKad identification number to access sensitive information like home address, telephone number, bank account number, e-mail address and tax identification number.
MyTax is an information gateway and one-stop centre for taxpayers that the IRB introduced on Nov 19, 2020. - Bernama