Section 138A of the Income Tax Act, 1967 (the Act) provides the Director General of Inland Revenue (DGIR) the power to make a Public Ruling in relation to the application of any provisions of the Act. Public Rulings set out the interpretation of the DGIR in relation to the relevant tax law and the procedural matters applicable. In the Self- Assessment system, taxpayers have the responsibility to ensure that the tax returns are files in accordance with the Act, Public Rulings and Guidelines issued by the DGIR. There have been many Public Rulings issued by the DGIR and its important for taxpayers / consultants to know the Public Rulings well.
In this workshop, the speaker will go through selected Public Rulings (as below) that have been issued in the last two years with the participants and highlight the salient points and issues.
Harvindar Singh is a Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) as well as the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM). Harvindar was attached to the firms of PWC and E&Y as a tax consultant and is currently the Managing Partner of Harvey & Associates, a boutique firm that specialises in taxation consulting services as well as the Tax Partner in SCS Global Consulting (M) Sdn Bhd. Harvindar has more than 28 years of extensive experience in taxation advisory, transfer pricing documentation preparation, tax planning as well as tax audits and investigations and he serves as a Tax Specialist to numerous corporate entities such as SK International (M) Sdn Bhd and other MNEs and organisations. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Budget Commentary and Tax Information Booklet which is produced jointly by MIA, CTIM and MICPA. Mr Harvindar is a Council Member of CTIM.