Iras recovers $10m from high-earning tax avoiders; returns of 145 doctors, dentists under scrutiny

Meanwhile, more than 100 doctors, including 30 to 40 anaesthetists in private practice, have received letters from Iras telling them their returns are being reviewed.
Meanwhile, more than 100 doctors, including 30 to 40 anaesthetists in private practice, have received letters from Iras telling them their returns are being reviewed.PHOTO: ST FILE

They include over 20 doctors and dentists; some formed firms just to get tax breaks

The taxman is clawing back millions of dollars in back taxes from high earners such as doctors, property agents and lawyers who avoided paying their proper dues.

It is still early days, but about $10 million has already been recovered from them. This includes taxes that they should have paid in the four previous years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2018, with the headline 'Iras recovers $10m from high-earning tax avoiders'. Print Edition | Subscribe