Tax Investigation: A Step Up Into The Future

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (“HASiL”) have recently step up their tax investigation efforts to pursue civil and criminal investigations on suspected tax evaders and non-compliant taxpayers. To date, HASiL has traced 31,598 entities comprising of individuals, businesses, companies and others who have yet to declare their income.

Will HASiL resume surprise visits to these suspected non-compliant taxpayers? What is the difference between a tax audit and tax investigation? Will HASiL issue an updated tax investigation framework? and is there a difference between a civil or criminal investigation?.

In this session, joining us to answer these questions is the Director of HASiL’s Klang Tax Investigation Branch, Mr Mathan A/L Kaliappan. His expertise will provide us insights on tax investigation from HASiL’s perspective, alongside with KPMG’s Head of Tax, Mr Soh Lian Seng moderating the session with our speakers, Tax Dispute Resolution Director, Ms Emily Wong and Tax Dispute Resolution Manager, Mr James How to take you through the intricate processes of a tax investigation with the aim to prepare you or your organization in the face of a tax investigation.

Join us in this 1.5 hour complimentary session to keep abreast on the latest developments in a tax investigation and take this opportunity to get your burning questions answered.

About the Guest Speaker:

Mathan Kaliappan

Mathan Kaliappan is currently the Director of Klang Investigation Branch, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia.

He holds Degree in Management (Accounting) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He has been accredited as Certified Financial Investigator (CFI) and has 19 years of experience in tax audit and investigations in IRBM.

Apart from participations as members in various associations such as Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) and Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM), he also actively involved in various talks and webinars mainly on audit and investigations.

29 July 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am


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