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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

LHDN: Don’t ignore email on special voluntary declaration programme

Here is an important note from LHDN (Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri)
Bernama | Published: 5 Dec 2018, 10:05 pm |

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has advised taxpayers not to ignore letters or emails on the Special Voluntary Declaration Programme they received.

In a statement released today, the IRB said taxpayers who received the letter or email regarding the programme should take immediate action by reviewing their tax records and declare all their income and expenses within the offer period of Nov 3, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

"This is to ensure that they enjoy the imposition of a low penalty rate of only 10 and 15 percent on the amount of tax payable.

The voluntary declaration made within the period will also be accepted in good faith without further inquiry from the IRB," the statement said.

When tabling Budget 2019 in Parliament, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that the Special Voluntary Declaration Programme was part of the government's initiative on tax reforms to encourage taxpayers to voluntarily declare their income and subsequently reduce the leakage of revenue.

Meanwhile, according to the statement, the IRB was currently in the process of sending out the letters and emails to more than 8.3 million registered taxpayers.

Among the criteria of taxpayers who will receive the letters or emails are registered taxpayers who have yet to submit their Income Tax Return Form (BNCP) and registered taxpayers who have failed to submit their BNCP in a regular manner (some years are missing).

In addition, registered taxpayers who have submitted BNCP but are found to have tax compliance issues such as under-declaration of income or over-claiming on tax relief.

"After the programme expires on July 1, 2019, further checks may be done by IRB through audits or investigation and a higher penalty of between 80 and 300 percent will be imposed," said the statement.

In the meantime, for the avoidance of being duped by third parties over the implementation of the programme, taxpayers who receive the letter or e-mail notification may seek further confirmation.

Taxpayers may visit nearby IRB offices or contact the IRB’s Hasil Careline at 1-800-88-5436 or 603-7713 6666 (from overseas); or send an inquiry email to: pengakuansukarela@hasil.gov.my

Source: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/454886

Monday, December 3, 2018

PJ05 free bus trial runs passing damansara uptown

PJ05 is Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ)'s PJ City Bus (PJ05) which covers the route between the Bandar Utama Bus Hub and the Taman Bahagia LRT Station. The good news for D Uptown citizens is that there will be a trial run of PJ05 which will have two (2) stops at Damansara Uptown are the bus stop near the 7-Eleven (Sprint Highway) as well as the bus stop at the overhead bridge at SS 22 (Sprint Highway)

Previously PJ05 free bus by MBPJ bypass Damansara Utama (Uptown), so let us pray that MBPJ will find the route is popular among PJ city residents and will extend the trial runs to become permanent. Below are the routes for the trial runs of PJ05 (click image to enlarge):

Message from DUBA

Route maps

Message from DUBA (Damansara Uptown Business Association)


We are pleased to inform you that Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) has agreed to include two (2) stops at Damansara Uptown into the route of the PJ City Bus (PJ05) and to conduct a trial run with the new stops aiming to fulfil a public transport need at Damansara Uptown.

The PJ City Bus service is a bus service designed for the intercity that links the city centers such as PJS, SS and Sections (excluding the PJU city center zone).

The PJ City Bus (PJ05) covers the route between the Bandar Utama Bus Hub and the Taman Bahagia LRT Station. The two (2) stops at Damansara Uptown are the bus stop near the 7-Eleven (Sprint Highway) as well as the bus stop at the overhead bridge at SS 22 (Sprint Highway). Enclosed please find the route and the stops for the trial run of the PJ City Bus (PJ05) for your reference.

The introduction of these two (2) stops into the PJ City Bus (PJ05) route is set to commence on 1st December 2018 and will operate for a three (3) month trial period which shall end on 28 February 2019.

We trust that this bus service will be of practical benefit to the communities. This trial period will show whether or not the service can be sustained in the long run. Therefore, we would really appreciate if this bus service is utilised to the fullest. The more users, the better!!

Route maps

PJ05 bus trial run route schematic diagram

PJ05 bus trial run route map

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sourdough bread and fermented products in Uptown

I had been to the Silicon Valley 5 times at the invitation of Google with fully sponsored trips. I had asked my schoolmates to recommend restaurants and one recommendations was Boudin Sourdough Bakery and Cafe. I tried their sourdough bread and clam chowder during one of the visits and it was nothing exceptional

Now we don't have to travel that for for sourdough bread. We can get sourdough bread and other fermented products at Yin's Sourdough Bakery and Cafe along Jalan SS21/37 in Damansara Uptown.

I used to make kefir, a fermented drink, at home for my family but has stopped because it is labor intensive plus we cannot stop for lengthy period. We have to continue fermenting otherwise our kefir grains may die.

But now I can get both at Yin's Sourdough Bakery and Cafe

Saturday, October 13, 2018

MPV Airport Taxi and Touring

According to their own assessment, MPV Taxi provides the best service to and from KLIA and KLIA2 as well as services to Genting Highland, Cameron Highlans, Bukit Tinggi, Melaka, Penang, Langkawi, Ipoh and Johor Bahru.

Their contact details for making reservations:
Hotline: +016-729 7279
email: mpvtaxikl@gmail.com
website: http://mpv-teksi-ke-klia-dan-dari-klia.blogspot.com

Booking can be made 3 hours prior. Please book at least 3 hour before departure
Provide the following details
Name:
Contact number:
Pick up location:
Destination:
Date & Time:
No. of passengers and luggages:

Other phones:
+6017-684 8253

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Pilates lessons soon available in Damansara Uptown

A new Pilates studio will soon be set up in Uptown Damansara. Keep a watch on this blog for updates.

It will be a welcome addition to the Uptown offerings, especially the office workers who finishes work around rush hours. Nice place to work out, keep fit, then when the traffic jam clears, easily drive home without hindrances from traffic jam.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Delicious Pau @ Restoran Wai Kwan USJ

Want to eat delicious steamed pau? Head for Restoran Wai Kuan. Unfortunately it is not in Uptown plus you will have to endure long queue. But lots of people says it is worth the journey and the long wait.

Hand made pau with 10 varieties of generous fillings - char siew, mui choy, nam yu pork. If you prefer sweet then try lotus seed paste, tau sar, custard. Mui choy pau is new to me, must try one day.

Address:
1 Jalan USJ 6/1, USJ6
47610 Subang Jaya
Tel: 016-421 7826
Open hours: 7am - 2pm

restoran wai kwan usj


Location map:



Friday, September 14, 2018

Two of seven best burger joints are in Damansara Uptown

The Malay Mail online reported a list of seven best Ramly Burger joints in the Klang Valley. Uptown netizens should be proud that of the seven, two are located in Uptown Damansara. There are namely:

Brader John Burger
and
Burger-mbira

LHDN: Don’t ignore email on special voluntary declaration programme

Here is an important note from LHDN (Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri) Bernama | Published: 5 Dec 2018, 10:05 pm | The Inland Revenue Board ...