Durians and taxes: A thorny issue

Conviction of Ah Seng Durian brothers for tax evasion sends shock waves through the durian industry, amid rumours of snitching by rivals

When Mr Alvin Teoh opened his durian stall in Geylang 18 years ago, he did not just source for quality durians. He also hired an accountant.

"Every year we will have to declare our earnings and in Singapore, we need to pay taxes. So, of course, I had to hire an accountant. How would I be able to manage otherwise?" said Mr Teoh in Mandarin.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'Thorny tax issue'. Print Edition | Subscribe