IRB Tax Dawn Raid – How to Deal With It

The guest authors, Siong Sie and Desmond Liew, set out tips on what to do if there is a surprise visit or a dawn raid carried out by the Inland Revenue Board.

The news recently featured the new Tax Investigation Framework 2020 of the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB).

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) actively conducts tax investigations or “raids” on taxpayers. The main purpose of these raids is to deter tax evasion and/or aggressive tax planning with the ultimate aim of enhancing tax compliance. It is not uncommon for the IRB to have obtained a reasonable amount of information – either through its own global intelligence or through informers – prior to conducting a dawn raid on a taxpayer.

Siong Sie and Desmond, set out some tips on what to do if there is such a surprise visit or a dawn raid carried out by IRB. Continue reading