Former IRB chief joins PwC

Tan Sri Hasmah Abdullah takes up position as Tax advisor

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 July 2011 – Former Inland Revenue Board (IRB) Chief Executive Officer and Director General Tan Sri Hasmah Abdullah has joined PwCas Tax Advisor, effective 1 July 2011. Tan Sri Hasmah, who took over the reins of the IRB in October 2006, retired in January this year after a 38-year tenure.

In her new role at PwC, Tan Sri Hasmah will assist in the areas of governmental policies on fiscal, monetary, economic, finance and other related matters.

PwC Malaysia Senior Executive Director Khoo Chuan Keat, who leads the tax practice, said, “We’re excited to have Tan Sri Hasmah on board. I’m sure her wealth of experience and extensive network of contacts both within the relevant government agencies and private sector will enhance our capabilities significantly in servicing and creating value for our clients.”




Notes to editors:

  1. Tan Sri Hasmah Abdullah joined the Inland Revenue Department as an attachment officer and was later appointed as an assessment officer on 1 April 1973. She was appointed IRB chief executive officer and director general on 19 October 2006. Her tenure as the chief of the IRB was extended three times before she retired on 7 January 2011.
  2. Under her leadership at the IRB, the 2008 tax collections hit RM90.7 billion, the highest ever amount recorded. In 2010, the IRB won the inaugural Prime Minister’s Innovation Award. During her tenure, Tan Sri Hasmah pushed for electronic tax assessment and payments.  She was instrumental in the extensive implementation of Malaysia’s electronic tax assessment and payment system. and was involved in the ongoing planning and implementation of the IRB's electronic revenue accounting system (eRAS) project. eRAS consists of six modules, namely e-Lejar, e-BayarBalik, e-Kutipan, e-Akaun, e-Penyata and EIS.

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