Trade chambers ask GDT to delay income-tax date

Nine international business chambers have called on the General Department of Taxation (GDT) to extend the deadline for filing tax on income for fiscal year 2020 past March 31 in light of economic pressure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

May Kunmakara

Tax-free brackets adjusted

The government has raised the tax-free bracket from 1.2 million riel (about $300) to 1.3 million (about $320) in a move to ensure civil servants due for raises this year are not subjected to income tax. A sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen earlier this ...

Long Kimmarita

Union Seeks Tax Reduction for Garment Workers

Factory workers should get a reduction or exemption from paying income tax as the deductions are forcing them into poverty, the Free Trade Union (FTU) wrote in a letter to Finance Minister Keat Chon. ...

Garment Workers Continue Tax Deductions Protest

About 600 garment workers of the Top Form factory in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district continued protesting yesterday against new income tax deductions from their pay outside the factory after police blocked them from marching on National Road 5. Workers have been protesting since Friday against ...

Garment Workers Set Tires on Fire as Tax Protest Continues

About 600 garment factory workers continued their strike in Phnom Penh yesterday, setting car tires alight to protest what they said were unfair salary cuts but factory representatives and labor officials described as a normal tax on income. “The factory told us that they cut our ...

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, ...

Foreign investment needed in Special Economic Zones

According to a Sept 4 press release from the Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC), there are currently a total of 19 SEZs and most of them are situated along Cambodia’s borders with Vietnam and Thailand. Eight are fully operational with both local and foreign ...

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