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PETALING JAYA – The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has been contacting international schools here requesting them to provide information on school fees collection.

Snapshots of emails from international schools to parents of children studying there have been circulating on social media platforms such as the WhatsApp messaging service.

The international schools were said to have been approached by IRB for information relating to name of the fee payer, identification number, name of student and total fees paid in 2017.

In one of the emails, an international school said the request for information was made in pursuant to Section 80 and 81 of the Income Tax Act 1967, adding that the school was obliged to furnish the information as requested.

One international school confirmed the email while another declined to do so, saying that all queries should be directed to IRB.

IRB has not responded to The Star Online’s queries at the time of writing. – The Star Online

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