July 11, 2020 16:29 pm +08
KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has advised the public to be wary of fraudulent tactics by syndicates to get taxpayers to make payments for outstanding sales and service tax (SST) through false letters using the IRB's name and logo.
In a statement today, the IRB said such false letters contained personal details of victims, including banking information and the amount of outstanding payment to be made, and signed by an IRB office, which were forged.
According to the IRB, false IRB letters can be easily identified because SST particulars are handled by another agency and not under the IRB.
“The IRB views seriously the matter and the public are advised to be careful, with every call, email or dubious letter that they received, by verifying the matter with the IRB.
“Any tax payments should be made directly to the IRB account and not to any personal or third party account," it said.
For more information, the public can visit the IRB's official portal at www.hasil.gov.my or call the Hasil Care Line at 03-8911 1000/603-89111100 (overseas).