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Taxation

South Korea passes bill to ratify tax deal

The South Korean Assembly has passed a bill to ratify a double tax agreement (DTA) with Cambodia. Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) are treaties between two or more countries to avoid international double taxation of income and property. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807137/south-korea-passes-bill-to-ratify-tax-deal/

Ministry revamps self-assessment tax regime classifications

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has issued a prakas (directive) for the classification of taxpayers doing business in the Kingdom currently under the existing self-assessment regime. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804495/ministry-revamps-self-assessment-tax-regime-classifications/

Japan to assist in Cambodian customs clearance automation

The Japanese government will assist the Cambodian General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) in setting up an automated customs clearance system that will speed up cargo clearance time, alleviating congestion problems that slow the process.​​ ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804464/japan-to-assist-in-cambodian-customs-clearance-automation/

Tax collection near $3B in 2020

The Minister of Economy and Finance’s General Department of Taxation (GDT) collected 11.70052 trillion riel ($2.87 billion) in tax revenue last year, up 423.20 billion riel or 3.73 per cent compared to 2019, it said in a January 11 press release. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tax-collection-near-3b-2020

Cambodia-Malaysia double tax agreement now in effect

The double tax avoidance agreement (DTA) between Cambodia and Malaysia came into effect on January 1, ushering in optimism and hope in the private sector that bilateral investment will garner steam. Royal Code NS/RKM/1120/023, dated November 14, 2020, promulgated the “Law on the Approval of ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-malaysia-double-tax-agreement-now-effect

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia’s tax revenue continues to rise, touching $5.3 billion

The Royal Government of Cambodia collected $5.3 billion as tax and customs revenues in 2020, although the Kingdom’s economy is being hit by the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50798745/despite-covid-19-pandemic-cambodias-tax-revenue-continues-to-rise-touching-5-3-billion/

Cambodia adopts ASEAN service for customs clearance

Cambodian importers and exporters can now apply for ASEAN Customs Declaration Documents (ACDD) electronically through the ASEAN Single Window (ASW), the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) said on December 24. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-adopts-asean-service-customs-clearance

Tax cuts and exemptions extended

Tax cuts and exemptions will be extended to help companies and unemployed workers better weather the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according a statement issued last week by the government. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797743/tax-cuts-and-exemptions-extended-2/

Stamp duty tax exemption extended for another year

The government has decided to extend the stamp duty tax exemption deadline for property worth less than $70,000 from January to December 2021. The official announcement, released this week, is intended to boost the economy by encouraging more property transactions.  In its announcement, the government ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797156/stamp-duty-tax-exemption-extended-for-another-year/

GDT set to launch property tax app

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) is set to launch a property tax app soon, according to a senior official. Director-General Kong Vibol announced this during a GDT Special Live Show that provided an update on the tax department’s activities. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50795586/gdt-set-to-launch-property-tax-app/

Customs duty cuts set for Jan 1

The government has decided to slash customs tariff rates and special tariffs on some imported goods and raw materials in a bid to lift investor sentiment out of the Covid-19 doldrums. Prime Minister Hun Sen on December signed a sub-decree to this end, which will go ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/customs-duty-cuts-set-jan-1

GDT’s tax collection unfazed by Covid

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) rode out the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and the downturn in the regional and global economies to reach nearly 95 per cent of its annual revenue collection target as of December 16.​ ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gdts-tax-collection-unfazed-covid

Prolonged VAT exemptions to benefit farmers

As revenues have soared, the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) has opted not to impose new value-added taxes (VAT) on select agricultural equipment in policies set to take effect on January 1, next year. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prolonged-vat-exemptions-benefit-farmers

Prakas on tax debt management issued

The Ministry of Economy and Finance on November 20 issued Prakas No 962 SHV BrK on Tax Debt Management. The new prakas sets forth rules and procedures relating to tax debt management and aims to ensure a more efficient, effective and transparent collection process. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prakas-tax-debt-management-issued

Tax collection ‘strong’

The government’s tax collection remains strong even during the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching more than $2.25 billion in the first nine months of this year, according to a report by the General Department of Taxation (GDT). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50772989/tax-collection-strong/

Tax dept launches mediation tool

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has officially launched a mediation software tool to help with financial management information systems and tax data management. The purpose of introducing it is to modernise and automate revenue-sharing data between the tax data management and financial information. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766648/tax-dept-launches-mediation-tool/

High oil tax ‘a burden’ on development

The high-rate of special tax of 10-25 percent on oil for production is one of the burdens facing the advancement of manufacturing industries in Cambodia that have a target to increase added-value by using machinery in the production chain, according to the Japanese Business Association ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764153/high-oil-tax-a-burden-on-development/

Cambodia collects $2.95 billion as fiscal revenue in first half of 2020

The Royal Government of Cambodia collected $2,956 billion as revenue from all sources of taxes, a slight decrease of 0.7 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746069/cambodia-collects-2-95-billion-as-fiscal-revenue-in-first-half-of-2020/

Cambodia collected $1.6 billion in tax revenue

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) collected 6,820.48 billion Riel (approximately $1,684 million) in tax revenue in the first semester of this year, a 12 percent increase compared to the same period last year. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744480/cambodia-collected-1-6-billion-in-tax-revenue/

Electronic tax filing for medium and large payers

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has officially now put into operation an electronic filing system for all medium and large taxpayers starting from early this month, according to a senior official of the department. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730465/electronic-tax-filing-for-medium-and-large-payers/

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