A piece of legislation, passed in Feb last year, has sharply upped the ante for filing late returns. The harsh new penalty kicks in for those who fail to file tax returns for two years or longer. There could also be a fine of up to $1,000.
The new Act has been giving sleepless nights to many, especially this fellow called Joe Ang. He felt so bad that he wrote a letter to IRAS.
“Dear Honourable Tax Officer of IRAS,
I have had many sleepless nights over the last two years for the tax owing. Please see the attached cheque of $100.
Your humble taxpayer, Joe Ang.
P/S – If I still can’t sleep, I will send the rest of the monies.”
I will attribute the above adapted joke to Mr Sum Yee Loong who has kindly shared it with us during his budget review presentation on 27 Feb 2008. Cheers.