A Person Arrested for Tax Offences now has a Right to Bail

23 Sep 2019

A person arrested by an IRAS or customs officer for serious tax offences now has a right to be released on bail or personal bond. This departs from the position under the Criminal Procedure Code where there is a discretion to deny bail and keep the arrested person in remand for such offences. This update analyses the legislative changes that came into operation on 20 August 2019 by way of the Income Tax (Bail and Personal Bond) Rules 2019 and Goods and Services Tax (Bail and Personal Bond) Regulations 2019. 

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