By Azian Aziz
KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) has recorded an assessment tax collection of RM32.5 million in the first quarter of this year.
Its president Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim said it exceeded the target of RM21.25 million by 24.28 per cent or RM43.5 million by 50 per cent.
“Alhamdulillah (Thank God), according to data, the overall collection increased to 74.28 per cent.
“Assessment tax arrears collection for the first quarter also exceeded expectations as MPAJ was able to collect RM3.9 million, or 22.87 percent, as opposed to 15 per cent of RM17 million,” he said in his opening speech at the MPAJ 2022 Outstanding Awards Ceremony at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, here on Friday.
Mohd Fauzi said the achievements were due to efforts of the taskforce in collecting assessment tax and non-tax revenue, such as compounds and permits.
He stated that the Assessment Tax Lucky Draw programme would continue this year in an effort to reward taxpayers and a Special Revenue Squad made up of its own employees is set up to aid in the collection of assessment tax arrears, and strengthen the MPAJ Mobile Counter.
“In addition, we are putting into effect a 30 per cent savings policy from the MPAJ 2023 Budget with the objective of further strenthening the services to the residents. That would be our focus for this year.
“Other priorities include to keep assisting the asnaf group, supporting state government initiatives as well as empowering digitalisation and the Sustainable Development Goals.(SDGs),” he added.