In a bid to lighten the burden of taxpayers affected by the movement control order (MCO), the Kedah state government extended the due date for land tax payment from 31 May to 30 September.
“The state government will also allow taxpayers from various categories to pay land tax in instalments until 31 December,” said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir after chairing a state exco meeting Wisma Darul Aman in Alor Setar.
Taxpayers can apply to pay the land tax in instalments at the Land Office within their respective districts, he said.
Mukhriz also encouraged the public to make their land tax payments online, adding that those in rural areas can pay at any of the 33 Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) branches or BSN agents within the state, reported Bernama.
Meanwhile, he noted that food premises allowed to operate during the MCO in the month of Ramadan should utilise the services of registered food delivery firms such as Foodpanda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Go Eat Sdn Bhd and Sumhero Sdn Bhd (Odamakan).
Muslim eateries are allowed to operate from 3pm to 8pm.
“The cleanliness of the food preparation process must also be observed and the state hopes that this initiative will help move the state’s economy,” he said.
“The business landscape now is more towards online transactions and entrepreneurs must be prepared to adapt to the changes.”