Taxman Goes After Najib’s Son Nizar for RM13.1M in Unpaid Taxes

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The fourth member of Najib’s family with tax problems.

Najib Razak’s son, Mohammad Nizar, was yesterday named in a suit by the Inland Revenue Board seeking RM13.1 million in unpaid taxes, Malaysiakini reported.

Nizar is accused of failure to pay RM764,228.07, RM1,624,985.74, RM1,592,904.17, RM530,066.52, RM1,215,490.78, RM1,908,897.91, and RM3,757,212.10, as additional tax assessment for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

He was slapped with 10 per cent on the total due to his purported failure to pay back the taxes within 30 days of being served the assessment notice at his last known address at No 38, Jalan 4M, Ampang Jaya, Ampang, Selangor, on March 22 this year.

For failing to pay up within 60 days, the defendant was hit with a further five per cent hike, bringing the total tax due to RM13,159,821.94

The government, which is the plaintiff in the matter, is also seeking five per cent annual interest on the total, from the date of judgment to the date of settlement, as well as costs and any other relief deemed fit by the court.

The suit was filed at Shah Alam High Court on July 4, according to a sighted writ of summons and statement of claim, with the matter coming up for case management yesterday.

Nizar, 41, represented by law firm Messrs Shafee & Co, owed the unpaid tax assessment, as well as late penalty fines, for the assessment years 2011 to 2017, according to the IRB.

The suit against him is the latest against Najib’s family, who the government said owned close to RM1.7 billion in unpaid taxes and late penalty fines.

On June 25, the IRB sued Najib for RM1.69 billion in tax arrears for the same assessment years.

On July 24, Najib’s son, Mohd Nazifuddin, was sued by the IRB for not paying RM37.6 million in unpaid income taxes for the same period.

One month later, on August 26, the IRB went after Najib’s daughter, Nooryana Najwa, for RM10.3 million over the same period.