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Director of nasi kandar restaurants fined RM4,000 over tax offence

GEORGE TOWN: A director of a chain of nasi kandar restaurants was fined RM4,000 by a magistrate’s court here after he pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to submit Form C statements to the Inland Revenue Board for 2013 and 2014.

According to the charge sheet, Abdul Wahab E. S. Mohamed Hanifa failed to submit the assessment form for Syarikat Restoran Kapitan Sdn Bhd.

Under the law, a company must submit the assessment form to the IRB within seven months of closing its accounts for the year.

The offence under Section 77A of the Income Tax Act 1967 carries a fine of up to RM2,000 or six months’ jail, or both, upon conviction. In mitigation, Abdul Wahab, who was unrepresented, pleaded for a lower fine.

IRB prosecuting officer Shoba Dorai Rajah prosecuted.

Magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid fined Abdul Wahab RM2,000 in default six months’ jail for each charge.

Abdul Wahab paid the fine.-thestar

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