PUTRAJAYA, Jun 21 – A total 116,836 Malaysians have been barred from leaving the country following their failure to settle their income tax totaling RM2.55 billion as of May 31. Another 9,665 Malaysians have also been prevented from leaving the country for not paying their Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) which amounted to RM150 million in the same period, the Inland Revenue Board said in a statement today.
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. It said the public are advised to check their travel status with the Immigration Department before planning a holiday abroad, especially during the upcoming festive season. It also told that please check your status and clear any arrears to avoid unnecessary loss of time and money. Taxpayers are advised to check on their status at http://sspi2.imi.gov.my.