Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz said in a statement that micro Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can finally check on their application status for the Prihatin Special Grant (GKP) starting today June, 3, 2020 onwards.
Successful applicants will receive the grant by June 15, 2020. He added that a total payment of RM 1.47 billion will be made to those who are successful in their application.
GKP is a one-off financial grant totalling RM 3,000 to qualified Micro and SMEs to ease the financial burden of their businesses affected by the Covid-19.
Successful applicants for GKP will receive the payment by June 15
He further adds The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is reviewing 81,260 applications and would announce the status of the application from June 8.
“For approved applications, payments will be disbursed from June 15.” According to Tengku Zafrul, IRB had rejected 72,859 applications.
For rejected applications, they can appeal from June 3 until June 15, 2020
“For rejected applications, the appeal period will be opened from 3 to 15 June through the IRB’s official portal at gkp.hasil.gov.my. If their appeal is approved, the payments will be made from June 29.”
Currently, a total of 643,000 applications had been received with 488,857 had been approved when the application was closed on May 15.
Meanwhile, he said, RM3.22 billion of wage subsidies had been approved for 286,338 employers representing 2.2 million workers up to May 31.
Here’s how to check the status of your application
- Step 1: Log in to IRBM official website here.
- Step 2: Fill in your NRIC number and click enter.
- Step 3: Successful candidate will receive the payment starting June 15, 2020.
Any questions and feedback regarding GKP can be made by contacting them at 03 8911 1000 or +603 8911 1100 (overseas), HASiL Live Chat, or through a feedback form on IRBM’s official portal and also social media.