KUALA LUMPUR — Aug. 2, 2019: The government via the Internal Revenue Board has filed a suit against former federal territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor seeking RM57.17 million in income tax arrears for between 2012 and 2017.
The writ of summons and statement of claim were filed on July 24.
The government claims that Tengku Adnan or Ku Nan owes income tax for that period as stated in the Notice of Assessment dated March 15 sent via AR registered post on March 20 to his last known address. The notice was received and signed on March 22.
It said that because Tengku Adnan has failed to pay within 30 days from the date the notice was issued, as stipulated under the Income Tax Act, a 10 per cent tax increase was imposed.
As he had failed to pay the amount within 60 days, it was raised a further five per cent.
The yearly tax amounts were RM64,444.38 (2012); RM6,614,861.59 (2013); RM8,887,576.69 (2014); RM9,198,523.67 (2015); RM5,520,818.05 (2016); RM26,880,844.97 (2017).
Accordingly, the government is seeking RM57,167,069.35 with interest of five per cent per annum from the date of judgment to the date of realisation, as well as costs and other relief deemed appropriate by the court.
Case management has been set for August 8.
Ku Nan currently facing two charges of corruption for receiving a total of RM3 million in bribes. — Bernama