Taxman Goes After Najib’s Son for RM37M Unpaid Taxes

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Inland Revenue Board’s latest target.

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Mohd Nazifuddin Najib the son of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was slapped with an RM37.6 million tax suit.

It was reported that the Inland Revenue Board(IRB) had filed the suit against Nazifuddin at the Kuala Lumpur High Court registry on July 24.

In the suit, LHDN claimed that Nazifuddin had not filed his tax returns from 2011 to 2017.

“We sent him a notice on March 18, asking him to pay, but he failed to do so,” LHDN added.

Nazifuddin is accused of failing to pay RM1.54 million, RM5.72 million, RM5.44 million, RM3.78 million, RM1.8 million, RM2.3 million and RM12.05 million as additional tax assessment between 2011 and 2017.

The 36-year-old was hit with a 10% fee on the total amount for failing to settle the taxes owed within 30 days of receiving an assessment notice at the IRB office at Kuala Lumpur on March 18.

He was subsequently slapped with another 5% penalty for failing to settle the amount within 60 days which brought the total to RM37,644,810.73.

Nazifuddin is represented by law firm Messrs Shafee & Co.

The High Court has set Aug 9 for case mention.

Nazifuddin is one of Najib’s three children from the former prime minister’s previous marriage with Tengku Puteri Zainah Tengku Eskandar.

He was reported to be engaged to an Indonesian politician this year.

He was also the secretary-general of the Olympic Council of Malaysia.