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if you owe unpaid IRB taxes: Tax evaders barred from leaving

Postby taxico » Tue, 26 Aug 2014 4:29 pm

i'm unsure if this affects non-Malaysians... ... c=news&id={7448BB68-CC9F-4158-B73F-DF6AB273D51B}

Tuesday August 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Tax defaulters get a rude awakening at the airport

PUTRAJAYA: James E.* returns to his hometown of Sabah every year even after having moved abroad to work seven years ago.

Trips home have been smooth until one incident recently when he was stopped from leaving for Hong Kong from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport immigration checkpoint on July 29.

James, 40, was told by Immigration officers that he had been blacklisted from leaving the country.

“I was told that I couldn’t leave the country until I sorted out my tax liability,”
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Postby the lynx » Tue, 26 Aug 2014 6:32 pm

To check if you're blacklisted from leaving Malaysia (for those who are Malaysians or those who have employment history in Malaysia), visit the immigration website with your IC number or work visa number:

Or contact IRB directly to check if you have outstanding tax.

Actually the enforcement started since last year but of course whether it is consistent or not is another matter.

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