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Tax cuts promised for SMEs that register with GDT

In order to bring more businesses into the regulatory fold, the government has promised attractive new incentives for companies that register before December, including a two-year break on tax revenue. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50487285/tax-cuts-promised-for-smes-that-register-with-gdt/

Tax collection rises by 10 percent in Q1

The General Department of Taxation collected more than $761 million in taxes during the first three months of the year, a slight increase of about 10 percent compared to the same period in 2017. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50484337/tax-collection-rises-by-10-percent-in-q1/

Cambodia, Vietnam ink double taxation agreement

Cambodia has signed a double taxation agreement with Vietnam that protects each country’s nationals from dual taxation, according to a news release from the General Department of Taxation released on Tuesday. The agreement was signed on Saturday on the sidelines of the Greater Mekong Subregion ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-vietnam-ink-double-taxation-agreement

Nearly 6,000 vehicles with unpaid tax

Tax on nearly 6,000 vehicles across the country has not been paid on time as required, according to an inspection by the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s General Department of Taxation. A press release by the GDT signed on March 16 and released yesterday said the ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50114699/nearly-6000-vehicles-with-unpaid-tax/

CDC opens tax desk to advise foreign firms

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) established a tax desk at their offices that will be staffed by employees from the General Department of Taxation, in hopes of easing the burden of registration for foreign companies. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cdc-opens-tax-desk-advise-foreign-firms

Tax revenue exceeds expectations following reforms

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) collected $1.93 billion in tax revenue last year, a 30 percent increase over 2016 and well above the government’s own projections, according to the department’s director, Kong Vibol.​ ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tax-revenue-exceeds-expectations-following-reforms

GDT now allows you to pay the tax man online

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) announced yesterday that it has officially launched an e-payment platform that allows individual and corporate taxpayers to pay their obligations online and directly through bank accounts, a move that businesses in the Kingdom hope will trim waiting periods. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gdt-now-allows-you-pay-tax-man-online

Daily directors barred from leaving country

The Tax Department yesterday issued a letter asking the Immigration Department to prevent Deborah Krisher-Steele and Douglas Steele – both representatives of the Cambodia Daily – from leaving the country, a day after department head Kong Vibol said he would continue to pursue the tax ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/daily-directors-barred-leaving-country

Government rebuts political motive for tax investigations

An Economy and Finance Ministry spokesman denied any political motive for investigating NGOs and media outlets over tax payments on Tuesday, saying private enterprises were also under scrutiny. ...

Phan Soumy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-rebuts-political-motive-for-tax-investigations-133668/

Cambodia Daily slapped with huge tax bill

Government-aligned media outlet Fresh News has published a leaked letter from the Taxation Department to the Cambodia Daily claiming that it owes $6.3 million in back taxes, a disclosure accompanied by scathing anonymous “letters” attacking the English-language newspaper and prominent NGOs. ...

Phak Seangly and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-daily-slapped-huge-tax-bill

Tax pulled after mutiny

Just one day after the Kingdom’s microlenders mutinied and said they would not implement a government directive requiring all financial institutions to implement a 10 percent value-added tax (VAT) on fees for financial services, the Tax Department announced it would back down and temporarily suspend ...

Kali Kotoski and Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tax-pulled-after-mutiny

GDT’s hands tied on sign fees

The tax authority yesterday refuted local media claims that it had endorsed a private sector call to end Phnom Penh City Hall’s taxation of billboards and commercial signage throughout the capital, which advocates have said imposes an onerous levy on local businesses. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gdts-hands-tied-sign-fees

GDT officials work on tax treaty with Hong Kong

Cambodian tax officials met with their counterparts in Hong Kong last week as part of the first round of discussions for drafting a double taxation agreement (DTA) aimed at preventing dual taxation and fiscal evasion, the General Department of Taxation (GDT) said yesterday in a ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gdt-officials-work-tax-treaty-hong-kong

Tax collection soars

Tax collections rose to $768 million in the first quarter of this year, a 92 percent rise on the same period last year. General department of taxation director-general Kong Vibol told a meeting chaired by Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth yesterday that the collection figure was a ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37671/tax-collection-soars/

Soft tax approach sends mixed signals

The Tax Department has announced a one-month extension to its traditional March 31 deadline for companies to submit their annual corporate tax filings – an unprecedented last-minute move that some legal experts argue could be sending the wrong message to taxpayers. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/soft-tax-approach-sends-mixed-signals

ANZ to offer online tax payment system

ANZ Royal customers will be able to make tax payments in local currency and in US dollars at all bank branches and online starting in April following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Economy and Finance Ministry on Friday. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35105/anz-to-offer-online-tax-payment-system/

Tax tweak makes it hard to hide

An amendment to the tax code gives government auditors clearer authority to access individual and corporate financial data, providing a tool to identify tax evasion and a deterrent to prevent it, tax professionals said yesterday. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tax-tweak-makes-it-hard-hide

Tax app launched next year

The first ever smartphone tax app is set to be launched next year in an effort to make tax payments by companies more transparent. The app developed by the General Department of Taxation (GDT) of the Ministry of Finance and Economy, is a platform for individuals ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31521/tax-app-launched-next-year/

43 awarded tax agent licenses

As part of ongoing government efforts to modernize and streamline the country’s tax system, 43 tax agent licenses were awarded yesterday. The 43 companies are now legally recognized as offering tax declaration services to the public and private sectors. Eighteen had previously been doing this work ...

Chea vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31518/43-awarded-tax-agent-licenses/

Chinese dual tax burden relieved

An extensive tax treaty that would shield Chinese businesses operating in the Kingdom from double taxation, and vice versa, has been drafted and is expected to be approved imminently, according to a senior Cambodian tax official. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-dual-tax-burden-relieved

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