MIRA omits five businesses from GST non-compliers list

Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) has revealed that five businesses or persons have been omitted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) non-compliers list for the first quarter of 2012.

MIRA explained in a statement yesterday that the list was published in the government gazette on June 14 in accordance with the policy on ‘Disclosure of non-compliant GST registered persons.’

Five businesses or persons from the atolls were omitted from the list after they complained and were discovered to have made the tax payments. They were Blue Link Maldives Pvt Ltd, Ahmed Zuhair, Ahmed Saeed, Ruggiya Ali and Mohamed Saeed.

In its statement, MIRA apologised for “any burden they might have had to bear” as a result of the inclusion in the non-compliers list. The statement noted that non-compliers were contacted through phone or text message before being named in the list, adding that efforts were underway to ensure that non-complier lists disclosed in the future would be accurate.