Businesses fined for tax evasion

Fadley Faisal

Two local companies were ordered to settle fines by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after the directors pleaded guilty to failing to file the particulars of income tax returns.

Magistrate Mohammad Marzuqi bin Sabtu ordered Hamikar Sdn Bhd to settle a BND3,000 fine for failing to submit the company’s income tax returns to the Income Tax Collector for the business years ending on December 31, 2015, 2016 and 2017 while Multicraft Construction Sdn Bhd was ordered to settle a BND5,000 fine for failing to submit its income tax returns to the Income Tax Collector for the business years ending on December 31, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Hajah ‘Adzimah Mukarramah binti Haji Salleh prosecuted the case.