GEORGE TOWN, Sept 7 – A famous Nasi Kandar restaurant in Penang Road was raided by Customs officers at 8pm on Monday after receiving complaints from patrons that it did not issue GST receipts (tax invoices) to customers. The shop was busted in a sting operations led by Penang Customs Deputy Director (Registrants’ Detection, GST Unit) Mohd Imran Mohd Roslan.
He said his men went to the restaurant after receiving complaints that receipts were not being issued upon making payments. He said the eatery appears to have no records for all their transactions. He said, as the restaurant is registered for GST, they will also investigate if they have evaded paying taxes. He said the officers also seized the outlet’s CCTV footage at the restaurant had been confiscated while other documents pertaining to the investigation.
The case will be investigated under Section 33 of the 2014 Goods and Services Tax Act for committing an offence related to the issuance of tax invoice. If found guilty, the owner will faces a maximum fine of RM30,000 or a maximum of two years’ jail sentence, or both. Besides that, Line Clear Restaurant spokesperson Madinah Lokman was not immediately available for the comment.