IRB withdraws appeal against Najib’s daughter, Nooryana Najwa, for unpaid income tax

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Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s daughter Nooryana Najwa arrives at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on September 27, 2022. — Photo by Yusof Mat Isa

Wednesday 05 October 2022 11:23 MYT

PUTRAJAYA, October 5 – The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has withdrawn its appeal, which was filed in the Court of Appeal, regarding a complaint filed against Nooryana Najwa, the daughter of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, to recover RM10.3 million in unpaid taxes.

Nooryana Najwa’s lawyer, Wee Yeong Kang, when contacted, said the IRB had filed its notice of discontinuance of the appeal last Monday.

“Our client had settled her tax case after her tax agent and the IRB reviewed her file,” he said.

Wee said the IRB’s appeal was to be heard today.

The IRB is appealing the 26 August 2020 decision of the Shah Alam High Court rejecting its request for summary judgment against Nooryana Najwa to recover RM10.3 million in unpaid income tax.

On July 24, 2019, the Malaysian government, through the IRB, filed a subpoena in the High Court naming Noorana Najwa as a defendant.

According to the IRB statement, Nooryana Najwa failed to submit personal tax return forms to the IRB under Section 77 of the Income Tax Act 1967 for the year of taxation from 2011 to 2017.

The IRB argued that she failed to pay the amount of income tax, including the increase, totaling RM10,335,292.36. — Bernama

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