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Canadia, Gov't Look to Soothe Tax Process

With the deadline to pay annual property taxes rapidly approaching, hundreds of Phnom Penh homeowners queued this week at Canadia Bank’s headquarters on Monivong Boulevard to pay their tax bills in relative comfort, and avoid long visits to district and municipal taxation offices. Canadia Bank signed ...

Acleda to sell vehicle tax stamps

Cambodia’s government yesterday announced it had chosen the largest local bank, Acleda Bank Plc, to be its partner for vehicle tax stamp sales. Acleda will operate for the General Department of Taxation of the Ministry of Economy and Finance in all 23 provinces and Phnom Penh.   Sim Eang, royal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082158174/Business/acleda-bank-to-sell-vehicle-tax-stamps.html

New Online Service Launched to Smooth Tax Payment

In a bid to ease the collection of the recently introduced tax on properties worth more than $25,000, The Ministry of Finance has launched an online service to help people get the forms they need to pay the tax. In a statement released last week, the ministry said ...

City’s Transportation Workers Protest High Gasoline Prices

About 100 tuk-tuk drivers, motorcycle taxi drivers, vendors and other informal transportation workers protested against the high price of gasoline yesterday at the National Assembly, claiming the high petrol prices are cutting into their small profits. Vorn Pao, president of the Independent Democracy of Informal Economy ...

Cambodia Bets Casinos Can Boost Tourism

Cambodian developers are betting that casinos can make the tiny Southeast Asian country a bigger draw for high-spending tourists. The nation of 15 million people has more than 25 casinos, but most are small affairs in rough-and-tumble border towns that cater to hard-core Thai, Chinese and ...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304750404577317094266574870.html

Mining revenues questioned

The Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy earned US$1.52 million in non-tax revenues in 2011, a figure that an opposition lawmaker said was far lower than the actual revenues brought in on mining licences. The intake was more than 15 per cent higher than in 2010, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032255187/Business/mining-revenues-questioned.html

Tariffs on rice slashed to help fuel exports

As part of a continuing push to bolster rice exports, the government has agreed to waive all export tariffs on milled rice and will also eliminate value-added tax (VAT) on paddy rice purchased domestically. According to a promulgation signed last month by Finance Minister Keat Chhon, ...

Kingdom, WTO call on US to drop tariffs

Both Cambodia and the World Trade Organisation this week called on the United States to follow China’s lead in promising zero-tariff treatment to Least Developed Countries. Chinese President Hu Jintao, in a speech at the G20 summit in Cannes, France, on Friday, announced China would grant ...

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No improvement in 'Doing Business' report

With few reforms made in the past year, Cambodia ranked 138th out of 181 countries for the second consecutive year in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ report released yesterday, a ranking that put it behind countries such as Syria and Sudan. The report ranks countries based ...

Revenues for first seven months double to $1.6bn

The government has collected 6,557 billion riel, or about $1.6 billion, in revenues in the first seven months of 2011, a figure that is twice that of the $801 million in revenues that were collected during the same period last year, data released by the ...

Nine Companies Barred From State Projects for Not Paying Tax

The Ministry of Finanace in August barred nine local companies from working on government infrastructure projects for allegedly failing to pay tax owed on several projects funded by foreign money, government and company officials said yesterday. The move by Finance Minister Keat Chhon to freeze ...

Taxes set to reduce transactions

The pending property tax could lead to declining residential property transactions in the Kingdom as residents fear rising house prices. Although the property sector is currently stable after the country’s recovery from the financial crisis, it is expected to stall once the prakas is implemented, VMC ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011082551247/Special-Supplement/taxes-set-to-reduce-transactions.html

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