Company is operating at a loss but appeal for aid (BPR) is rejected by LHDN

I made an appeal for the government’s Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) recently.

My appeal was rejected as I am a shareholder of a company. I only have 1, 000 units of shares in this company. This company’s financial statement stated loss, year after year.

In 2020, I faced a similar predicament due to the same company. However, my appeal then was accepted. This time, the LHDN officer told me that the aid given in 2020 and 2021 are not the same.

The reason being, LHDN had counterchecked with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM). In my opinion, LHDN should not have stopped at checking the ownership of shares in a company but should also check with SSM whether the company is profitable or not, before rejecting my appeal.

LHDN wants me to provide proof of loss from SSM. The SSM office is closed.

It seems, information can be bought online. However, this will incur a cost. I am appealing for aid. I do not think it is wise for me to spend money to get the information when LHDN itself can countercheck on its own.

I hope LHDN will be more considerate before rejecting an appeal, and not only in my case.


Batu Pahat, Johor

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