PETALING JAYA: Eighty-seven-year-old grandmother Lim Geak Lan is not one to let age stop her from being “tech-savvy” and using the e-Filing system to her advantage.
Although she admits to being very acquainted with the manual way of filing her tax returns in her younger days, the granny wanted to try something new.
At the Kelana Jaya Inland Revenue Board (IRB) office here yesterday, Lim, accompanied by her daughter, related why she preferred to file her taxes using the e-Filing system.
“It’s so much simpler, don’t you think?” said Lim, a grandmother of two
Granny e-Filing: Lim using the e-Filing system with the help of her daughter and Selangor IRB director Asriah Shaari.
“Compared to back then, when we had to fill in our forms manually and take up to half a day to get the job done, I would say this is a breeze,” she said.
Lim was at the IRB office yesterday to file her returns for her dividend earnings.
Formerly an English teacher in a Chinese school, Lim apologised for her hearing impairment when interviewed, politely asking for the questions to be repeated.
She also drew attention when she started filing her returns on one of the computers that had been set up for the public at the office.
Onlookers gave her friendly smiles as her doting daughter Ooi Beng Ean, 52, a chief administrative officer, guided her fingers on the computer keyboard.
Asked why she left the task to the last minute, Lim said she had tried two days earlier, but the system was very slow.