GEORGE TOWN,. A company director claimed trial to six charges for allegedly failing to submit income tax return forms for his lift and escalator company over the past seven years.
Foh Ah Pong @ Poh Yan Yen (pic), 71, was charged with failing to furnish the prescribed forms to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) for the assessment years of 2010 to 2013.
The offences, under Section 77A(1) of the Income Tax Act 1967, are punishable under Section 112(1) which carries a maximum fine of RM2,000, a jail term of up to six months, or both.
But for the assessment year of 2014, the fine has been revised to a maximum of RM20,000.
Poh was also accused of failing to submit the forms, stating the taxable income of RM428,237.25 and RM69,052.46 from a revenue of RM1,812,949 in 2015 and RM363,434 in 2016, respectively, as determined by the IRB director-general.
For this offence, it is punishable under Section 112(1A) which carries a maximum fine of RM20,000, a jail sentence of not more than six months, or both, and a special penalty of up to three times the amount of tax involved.
Magistrate Qasiratul Jannah Usmani Othman fixed April 4 for the submission of documents.
Deputy public prosecutor Liz Ellyna Mohd Zaid prosecuted while Poh was represented by Ravin Vello.