DBKK records the amount of tax arrears that have not been paid by consumers, reaching more than RM75 million. – Sabin

KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) has recorded a total of RM75.68 million in unpaid tax arrears.


The Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City, Datuk Seri Dr Sabin Samitah, said that this amount includes RM54.30 million in overdue rate tax, RM19.21 million in interest charges, and RM2.16 million in notification notice payment rate.

Last year, DBKK took legal action by filing 11 tax claim notices worth RM30,485.73 and initiating seven lawsuits for execution order actions amounting to RM64,518.24.

Furthermore, a total of 68 cases from previous years were resolved in court, resulting in a collection of RM634,051.52.

During a press conference, the mayor emphasised the importance of taxpayers explaining their tax rates to avoid interest charges and legal consequences.

The event was attended by DBKK Director General Junaina Abbe, Sabah Journalists Association President Datuk Muguntan Vanar, media authors, journalists, and DBKK directors-in-chief.

To encourage the settlement of tax arrears, DBKK offers a 75% discount on fee interest and notification notice for the first quarter, provided that the payment is made in full.

Additionally, he said a 5% rebate on the current year’s tax is given if taxpayers pay the entire amount on or before March 31, 2024.

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