myanmar - Tax & Revenue

IRD will reward those who lodge Complaints on Businesses that fail to pay Tax

The government is raising its efforts to collect taxes from commercial enterprises. Last week, the Internal Revenue Department said it will reward those who provide information on establishments that fail to collect commercial taxes, according to state media.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Tax Amnesty Law under Review, will be “Fair,” Minister says

The authorities will closely supervise the drafting of the tax amnesty law, ensuring that it is fair and discourages tax avoidance and money laundering, Union Minister of Planning and Finance U Kyaw Win said Monday during a meeting with the Vice President at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) office.  ...
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Yangon Tax Rates and Fines under Scrutiny

According to the 2018 Yangon taxation law, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will cease its collection of taxes or fines for illegal use of public space starting from this fiscal year, U Myint Thaung, Regional Minister of Planning and Finance said at the Yangon Parliament last week.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Yangon Starts New Wheel Tax Collection System, but More Reviews needed

MPs who discussed new tax regulations under the Yangon taxation law during a regional parliament session yesterday agreed that more should be done to improve the system.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Price of Higher-End Vehicles fall after Tax Reduction

Some high-end cars are looking a little cheaper following a reduction in taxes on special goods under the new 2018 Union Tax Law, which was signed into legislation on March 20.
Date: 27 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Union Tax Law to be approved in Parliament

Parliament is set to approve the 2018 Union Tax Law today. The bill will include regulations on tax amnesty provisions under which tax payers who have failed to pay tax in the past will be given the opportunity to pay up under lower rates, said Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than.
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Parliament suggests Tax Rates for Non-Assessed Income

Parliament has suggested imposing taxes on three categories of income not included in the 2018 Union Tax Bill submitted by the government.
Date: 01 March 2018; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Industry debates Tax Levels after easing Gold Trade

Speculation has been rife over the level of duties involved in the import and export of gold since the trade was liberalised last month, allowing gold to move freely in and out of the country via air, sea and border routes.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Income Taxes not covered will be collected according to Specified Rates

The Ministry of Planning and Finance (MOFP) submitted a proposal that will enable income not declared in the past to be taxable at the appropriate rate under the 2018 Union Tax Law. The proposal was submitted to Parliament on Tuesday.
Date: 14 February 2018; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government to remove Withholding Taxes from April 1 to support Businesses

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is planning to stop levying withholding tax starting April 1 onwards in a bid to boost the economy, it revealed during a weekend discussion. The discussions, which took place with the Yangon Regional Government, Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and other business associations, ...
Date: 13 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Online Tax Payment System to be introduced in February

Instead of making tax payments in cash, a more convenient online payment system will be implemented by the state banks early next year, said Deputy Director General Dr Khine Shwe Whar from the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM).
Date: 01 December 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

New Tax Rates for Vehicle Ownership Changes discussed in Parliament

A proposed new tax for the transfer of vehicles from one owner to the next will be presented to the Union government for review, Daw Nilar Kyaw, Regional Minister for Electricity, Industry, Transport and Communication, said during a Yangon Parliament session.
Date: 28 November 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Higher Fuel Import Taxes to be tabled

The Myanmar Fuel Oil Importers and Distributers Association will submit the parliamentary proposal urging the government to raise the Special Commodities Tax on fuel imports, U Win Myint, secretary of the association, told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 10 November 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

New Rules, Incentives will boost Taxpayer Numbers

Paying tax is the duty of every Myanmar citizen. Without sufficient tax revenues, the country must rely on resource exports and foreign debt to fund its growing fiscal budget. However, many say the benefits of paying taxes to the government, which typically involve public infrastructure and subsidised healthcare and education, have so far been lack ...
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay Entrepreneurs to need Tax Clearance before getting Work Permits

Entrepreneurs holding work permits from the Cleansing Department of Mandalay City Development Committee will need a proof of annual tax clearance from the internal revenue department to get work licenses extension, said the department.
Date: 01 November 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Effective Policy needed to tax Income from Digital Advertisements

Myanmar’s policy for taxing digital advertisements is lagging behind technology advancement in the country. Therefore, new policies enabling the collection of taxes from online and social media platforms should be implemented as soon as possible to raise the government’s revenue, officials from Internal Revenue Department and businessme ...
Date: 19 October 2017; Type: Media Article; Source: Myanmar Times

Commercial Taxes on Mobile Handsets and Accessories to be levied Soon

Commercial taxes will be levied on mobile handsets and accessories in Mandalay Region from October onwards, said an official from the regional Internal Revenue Department (IRD).
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

15 Days for Regional Investment Commissions to assess Applications

The Myanmar Investment Commission will retain the power to approve or reject applications for tax incentives.
Date: 25 August 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Liquor Licenses yet to be approved for Hotels

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Ministry of Home Affairs Liquor and Tax Department, have yet to agree on the issuing a single liquor licenses for hoteliers.
Date: 18 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

YSX-listed Firms to enjoy 5 Per Cent Tax Reduction

Companies listed on Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) will now need to pay only 20pc income tax, according to the Ministry of Planning and Finance.
Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times


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