Dato’ Seri Hasmiza Othman, or better known as Dato’ Seri Vida (DVS), has made headlines once again.
Local publications reported that Dato’ Seri Vida hasn’t been paying her income tax for a duration of five years. As a result, her unpaid taxes has amount up to RM4.6 Million! The High Court has even ordered her to pay up before 21st May or she would be penalised.
The matter was brought to court after lawyer Nor Hidayah Mohd Anas from the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) filed the claims. The cosmetics millionaire was not present in court yesterday (Monday, 9th April) but was represented by her counsel Zailan Mohamed. According to IRB’s statement, Dato’ Seri Vida currently owes RM4,686,435.79 in income tax between 2011 and 2015.
Zailan Mohamed told reporters that his client will settle the payments within the period given. This isn’t the first time Dato’ Seri Vida has come under fire for failing to make her payments. She previously committed 16 offences in relation to Goods and Services Tax (GST) and was forced to pay customs RM4.2 million last year.
Things are not looking good for Dato’ Seri Vida as she allegedly lost RM11 million after last month’s reports claim that she was cheated by a contractor who handled her Shah Alam studio renovation.