Be careful when responding to SMS or email on taxes,
Published: Wednesday April 28, 2010
MYT 8:12:00 PM
The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has advised the public to be cautious
when responding to SMS and email messages from those claiming the recipient
owed taxes or was entitled to a refund.
IRB chief executive officer Datuk Hasmah Abdullah said with the increasing
number of Malaysians expected to file their returns electronically this
year, it was important for taxpayers to keep their information secured.
"IRB has deployed a comprehensive security infrastructure for its electronic
services and is using the public-and-private key encryption system for
"Nevertheless, be cautious when responding to those messages,” she said
in a statement Wednesday, adding that individuals and businesses needed
to be aware of safe online practices.
She said as at end of last year, 1.6 million Malaysian taxpayers had registered
for the e-Filing service, adding that with two days left for taxpayers
to submit their returns for the assessment year 2009, more than 1.15 million
had done so.
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