Company Director Fined RM6,000 For Failing To Submit GST Statement

ALOR SETAR, July 17 (Bernama) -- A director of a construction company was today ordered to pay fine, totalling RM6,000, on six counts of failing to submit the company's Goods and Services Tax (GST) statements to the Malaysian Customs Director-General.

Sessions Court judgeAzman Abu Hassan meted out the fine of RM1,000 on each count, in default three months' jail, after Iliasco Corporation Sdn Bhd director, Ahmad Fitri Zainol Abidin, 53, on behalf of the company, pleaded guilty to all the charges.

The company was charged with committing all the offences at the office of the Royal Customs Department at Persiaran Sultan Abdul Hamid near here with two of them committed on Jan 31 and June 29, 2015, respectively, and the remaining four on Jan 31 last year.

The charge, under Section 41 (6) of the GST Act 2014, provides a fine not exceeding RM50,000, or three years' jail, or both, if found guilty.

The prosecution was conducted by prosecuting officer from the Royal Customs Department, Mohd Ridhauddin Jamaluddin, while the company was not represented.

-- BERNAMA