Check tax status before planning overseas trip, says LHDN

PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has urged taxpayers to check their outstanding tax status and if there is any travel bar on them before planning any overseas trips.

It said a travel bar was the last option taken by LHDN if a taxpayer had failed to pay his outstanding taxes (individual and companies), even after being sent several reminders and notices.

In a statement on Monday (April 17) , LHDN said as an early precaution, taxpayers can check their status at the MyTax portal at and if there is any travel bar on the Immigration Department website at

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"LHDN will always help taxpayers and is committed to facilitate and ease tax services with a three-pronged approach through awareness, education and services (AES)," it added.

It said taxpayers can go to LHDN offices nationwide to discuss and find the best solution to their problems.

It said if they have arrears but want to travel overseas, they can discuss and opt for instalment payments.

Payments can be made at via online banking, deposit machines in banks or at LHDN agent banks.

Enquiries could be made via phone at 03-8911 1100, live chats and at https:/

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