Government

Taxation

Use of tax e-filing system mandated from March onwards

All taxpayers in the self-assessment tax bracket have been instructed to submit their annual income tax via electronic filing (ToI E-Filing) from next month on, according to an announcement by the General Department of Taxation (GDT). ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817426/use-of-tax-e-filing-system-mandated-from-march-onwards/

App for property tax on the way but no increases, says government

Cambodia is undergoing property tax reform but says it is administrative with a focus on improving the registration and valuation of properties while strengthening enforcement and compliance. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817835/app-for-property-tax-on-the-way-but-no-increases-says-government/

Tax official defogs capital gains

A General Department of Taxation (GDT) official on February 22 listed some of the assets that would be exempt from capital gains tax once it comes into force in January 1, 2022 and shed light on some of the finer subtleties of the tax. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tax-official-defogs-capital-gains

Special tariffs cut to boost auto sales

From early next month, the special tariffs on imported family vehicles will be reduced by 10 to 25 percent according to engine size, according to an announcement from the General Department of Custom and Excise. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816772/special-tariffs-cut-to-boost-auto-sales/

$217 million collected through tax in January: PM

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) of Ministry of Economy and Finance earned 879 billion riels (approximately $217 million) from tax income in January this year. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814324/217-million-collected-through-tax-in-january-pm/

Vehicle import duty cuts proposed

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth has proposed an adjustment on vehicle import duty, to be effective from March 1, to revive the market and buttress the logistics sector after customs clearance revenue on vehicles fell by 40 percent in 2020 from a year ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vehicle-import-duty-cuts-proposed

Cambodia Post Bank authorised to collect taxes

Cambodia Post Bank Plc achieved another significant milestone on Monday after the General Department of Taxation of Cambodia allowed the financial institution to collect taxes. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-post-bank-authorised-collect-taxes

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

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