Couple deny falsifying GST claims
IPOH: An unemployed couple claimed trial to a total of 11 charges of falsifying GST claims amounting to more then RM745,838 at the sessions court here yesterday.
Loo Peng Wah, 50, faces seven cheating charges amounting to RM478,715 while four charges involving a total of RM267,123 were against his wife Ng Lee Foon, 45.
Loo was said to have made false statements as a registered person under the Act in the GST-03 tax returns, with the intention of obtaining credit for tax input against tax output at the state Customs headquarters in Jalan Tun Abdul Razak here on separate occasions between October 2015 and April 2016.
Ng committed the same offence at the same place between January and May last year. If found guilty, they could be fined between 10 and 20 times the amount of tax involved, or jailed up to five years or both, for each offence.
Judge S. Indera Nehru set bail of RM20,000 for each of the seven charges for Loo and RM10,000 for each of the four charges with one surety for each of the charges for Ng. She ordered them to surrender their passports to the court and report to the nearest Customs office once a month.
Case management was fixed for Oct 4.