Saturday, September 26

IRB wins international accolades for excellent service


SIBU: Inland Revenue Board (IRB) Malaysia has what it deems the best service delivery system to meet the demands of tax payers, its chief executive officer Tan Sri Datuk Wira Dr Mohd Shukor Mahfar said yesterday.

He said the department’s services had resulted in IRB winning various awards and recognitions.

“We’ve managed to be in the semi-finals and was nominated among the 50 best in the world in the International Innovations Awards organised by Commonwealth Association For Public Administration and Management (Capam). And we also made it to the two out of three evaluation stages in the Innovation Competition organised by United Nations Public Service Awards (Unpsa) 2015,” he corroborated.

IRB Malaysia also won the Merit Awards in the Asian Oceania Computing Industry Organisation Awards 2015 in the Digital Government Category; Bronze Illumination Awards in the Innovation and Creative competition held in conjunction with International Convention On Quality Control Circle 2015 in South Korea.

The board also won World Bloggers and Social Awards 2015 for the Best Social Media Engagement organised by Malaysia Social Media Council; Global Best Brands In World Class Income Tax Agency Awards (GLC Category); and Silver Winner Category in the Excellence in Employee Development Awards.

“We won the Public Financial Institution of the Year Asia 2015 by the European Emerging Market Awards 2015 and was shortlisted as HR Asia Best Companies to work for in Asia 2015 by HR Asia,” Dr Mohd Shukor said.

He was speaking at the opening of the 2015 National Taxing Seminar at Kingwood Hotel here. His text of speech was delivered by State IRB director Ramlot Keli.

Mohd Shukor said when people pay taxes they were supporting the government’s effort to create a developed country and high income society by 2020.

“Let us work together towards increasing the level of tax compliance,” he urged.

A total of 323 tax payers, tax consultants, tax agents, accountants, auditors, financial planners, lawyers, corporation representatives and lecturers attended the seminar.