NO TAX-EXEMPT RECEIPTS FOR ALL DONATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Management regrets to inform that with effect from 10 June 2020, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital (MMCH) will not be able to issue tax-exempt receipt for donations made to the Hospital.
We have received notification from Inland Revenue Board (IRB) this morning (11 June 2020) that our tax-exempt status which was approved since 23 November 1983 has been withdrawn.
We wish to strongly clarify that the decision from IRB was made solely due to a change of ministerial guidelines to streamline activities of charitable and welfare organizations and NOT BECAUSE OF MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS. Based on the reports from our external auditor, there is good corporate governance and stewardship of funds and no indication of misappropriation of funds.
As such, for all donations received from 10 June 2020 onwards, we would like to inform that we can only issue official non tax-exempt receipts.
MMCH would like to take this opportunity to assure all our patients, donors and supporters that we will continue our commitment to assist needy cancer patients. On yearly basis, we have been disbursing up to RM 1.5 million a year for the past 5 years and have assisted 339 needy patients amounting to RM 2.2 million in 2019. As at 31st May 2020, we have extended financial aid amounting to RM 694,014.00 for 187 needy cancer patients.
We will be appealing to the Minister of Finance on this matter and are currently seeking advice from our tax consultant and will keep you posted.
Thank you for your support and kind understanding.