SHAH ALAM: A total of 87 zakat collection agents appointed by the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) now no longer need to manually manage zakat collection, as it would all be done through the Agent Portal System.
The system comprises the method of calculating zakat, zakat fulfilment, viewing and updating the records of zakat payers, and updating the information of LZS-appointed agents.
In addition, the system is easily accessible via smartphone, tablet and laptop, wherever the collection agent is situated.
Selangor Mufti Datuk Setia Mohd Tamyes Abdul Wahid said previously in the manual system, agents only issued a temporary receipt and sent a zakat collection report to LZS before an official payment slip was printed.
“Now by using this system, the agent can print the zakat payment slip on the spot and at the same time, the collection process can be monitored by LZS directly.
“The system has been fully utilised by tax agents, audit firms and companies as well as private Islamic educational institutions since December 2015, and in the near future, the system will be able to help collection agents at public and private higher education institutions,” he said when launching the portal here, today.
Also present were Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) director Datuk Haris Kasim, LZS Board of Trustees member Datuk Dr Mohd Shahari Ahmad Jabar, and LZS chief executive officer Hussin Mohd Ali.
At the ceremony, LZS also gave recognition to zakat collection agents and zakat paying corporations, as well as employers who made zakat payments to LZS through payroll deductions.
A total of six awards and four special awards were presented at the event.
LZS also distributed aid worth RM2.18 million to individuals and organisations at the event.
Of the total, the Selangor Education Department (JPS) received RM2 million for the Adopted School Programme (PROSA), which will be distributed to 146 schools across the state.
PROSA is a joint programme between LZS and JPS focusing on poor children through various activities, such as providing extra classes, motivational courses and personality development camps run through the zakat aid.