KUANTAN: The amount of property tithe collected in Pahang has increased to RM142 million last year from RM131.5 million in 2018, an increase of about 8% or RM10.5 million.
Regent of Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah said last year’s tithe was collected from 89,728 tithe payers, a number which had also seen an increase from 85,810 tithe payers in 2018.
“For the year 2020, Pahang Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MUIP), through the Tithe Collection Centre (PKZ), aims to collect RM145 million in property tithe from 98,000 payers,” he said in a statement issued after gracing the presentation of business tithe by corporate bodies at Istana Abdulaziz, here today.
Tengku Hassanal said through the Mandatory Tithe Assessment (WTZ) programme introduced in 2018, a total of 43,455 tithe assessment forms had been sent to salaried individuals.
“Another 20,000 Muslims with a fixed income in Pahang will receive their tithe assessment forms this year,” he said.
At the event, Tengku Hassanal received RM9,447,117.68 in business tithes from 10 corporate bodies with the highest contributor being the FGV Holdings Berhad (RM2.12 million), followed by Land Surveyors Board of Malaysia (RM2 million), Koperasi Serbausaha Makmur Berhad (RM1.32 million), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (RM1.03 million) and Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RM876,303).
The other corporate bodies were Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (RM700,000), Far East Holdings Berhad (RM600,000), FELCRA Berhad Pahang Region (RM435,937), Telekom Malaysia Berhad (RM207,480) and Radicare Group Of Companies (RM143,702). - Bernama