You can run, but you can’t hide from the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), as nearly 120,000 Malaysians would find out.
A total of 116,836 Malaysians have reportedly been barred from leaving the country following their failure to pay their income tax.
As of May 31, the total of unpaid income tax in Malaysia has amounted to a staggering RM2.55 billion.
Meanwhile, another 9,665 Malaysians have been stopped from leaving the country for not paying their Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT), which amounted to RM150 million in the same period, according IRB.
It said that travel restrictions can be imposed on errant taxpayers who had ignored numerous reminders issued with regards to payment.
“The public are advised to check their travel status with the Immigration Department before planning a holiday abroad, especially during the upcoming festive season.
“Please check your status and clear any arrears to avoid unnecessary loss of time and money,” the IRB said in a statement.
Taxpayers can check on their status here.