Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) has published the names of businesses in the tourism sector and in Male’ region that have not filed their GST returns nor paid their GST for the final quarter of 2016.
Names of 82 taxpayers were published on MIRA’s website. These include: 69 in the general sector and 13 in the tourism sector.
MIRA said before publishing the names, the taxpayers were contacted several times and informed of the penalties they might face if they fail to file their returns and pay their GST. The Authority sent SMS to the taxpayers and visited the premises of those that were unreachable via phone.
MIRA informed that if any of these taxpayers submit their returns or pay their GST, their name would be removed from the list, which will be published in the government gazette.