Share this on WhatsAppA total of 9,665 Malaysians have been barred from leaving the country for failing to settle their Real Property Gains Tax...

A total of 9,665 Malaysians have been barred from leaving the country for failing to settle their Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) with arrears amounting to RM150 million, the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) said.

In a statement, LHDN said that the travel restrictions were also imposed on 116,836 Malaysians who have not settled their income tax which totalled to RM2.55 billion as of May 31.

It said that travel restrictions can be imposed on those who have arrears in both income tax and RPGT and had ignored numerous reminders issued with regards to payment.

“LHDN would like to advise all taxpayers to check their status with the Immigration Department before going overseas,” the statement said.

It noted that taxpayers should check their travel status and clear the arrears beforehand to avoid any loss in travel costs.

LHDN said that as of 2015, there were 11,288 RPGT and 101,702 income tax defaulters.

It was reported that Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) announced that national goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat was unable to participate in the Tigers’ Oceania Tour due to an alleged arrears in his income tax status.

He was barred from leaving the country by the Immigration Department, preventing him from flying to Australia on June 11 for a match against Papua New Guinea.

 

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