Approved Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) recipients who have yet to receive their aid should update their bank account details by 30 April 2020, urged the Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN).
“The updating of bank account information should be done by April 30 to enable the BPN payment to be credited into the account in May,” said LHDN in a statement. It added that this is vital to ensure that the payouts can be delivered safely and smoothly.
LHDN also reminded BPN recipients to use only official channels to update their bank information. “For the updating of bank information, please be informed that LHDN will not ask for the TAC for the purpose of channelling the BPN funds,” it said. Those who wish to update their active bank account information can do so at LHDN’s website.
Meanwhile, LHDN’s FAQ noted that individuals who qualify for the BPN aid but do not have tax records with the LHDN will receive their payments via other channels. Those who fall under the B40 category will get their payouts in cash through Bank Simpanan Nasional after the movement control order (MCO) is lifted. BPN recipients in the M40 category, on the other hand, may have their payouts credited to the bank accounts of their household heads – among other payment channels.
Alternatively, those who are not registered with LHDN can also make new applications or online appeals until 30 April 2020. Bankrupt or blacklisted individuals, too, are eligible for the BPN aid, and can apply online as well.
The BPN aid was announced during the reveal of the Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package at the end of March 2020, and was originally slated to be paid out at the end of April 2020. However, disbursement of the aid was eventually brought forward to 6 April 2020 instead.
For more information, you can contact LHDN though the Hasil Care Line at 03-8911 1000, the HASiL Live Chat, or the feedback form on its official portal. You can also check out its Facebook and Twitter as well.
(Source: The Star)