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6
Apr
2017
VDB Loi Cambodia Client Alert: Extension of filing deadlines and good news for schools!
On 31 March 2017 (the last date for the filing of annual tax returns for those with a 31 December year-end) the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) made the dramatic last minute announcement  that the deadline was being extended. The extended deadline for filing the 2016 Tax on Profit (“TOP”) return is now 30 April […]
23
Jan
2017
Cambodia Client Alert: Waiver of penalties on amended tax returns
On 19 January 2017 the GDT issued Notification Letter No. 1219 regarding the Waiver of Penalties for the Voluntary Amendment of Tax Returns. Many of you will be aware that in recent times it has been very difficult to obtain a reduction in penalties following a reassessment, as part of the penalties collected are distributed […]
18
Jan
2017
Legal Update: Cambodia – Due date for filing the 2015 Annual Declaration of Commercial Enterprise
This is an update to the information we sent previously regarding the Ministry of Commerce’s (“MOC”) Annual Declaration of Commercial Enterprise (“ADCE”) filing requirements. Once the MOC introduced its online system in January 2016, it stopped accepting ADCE filings; consequently, many companies never filed their ADCE for 2015. We now understand that the MOC is […]
3
Jan
2017
Legal update Cambodia: The Ministry of Commerce begins processing liquidations of corporate entities though its online system
2016 was the year of e-government, spurred by efforts to reform the government administration. Vast changes have been seen, in particular with the Ministry of Commerce’s (“MOC”) launch of its new online registration system. Corporate entities1 must now process their corporate registrations, registrations of changes in and filings of corporate information, and corporate liquidations through […]
30
Dec
2016
Legal Update Cambodia: Annual Declaration of Commercial Enterprise filing
According to the Law on Commercial Enterprises 2005 and its relevant regulations, registered corporate entities must file their Annual Declaration of Commercial Enterprises (“ADCE”) at the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) at every fiscal year-end. Although the MOC introduced its online registration system in January 2016, we have recently received verbal confirmation that the MOC will […]

Legal Updates

18
Jan
2017
Legal Update: Cambodia – Due date for filing the 2015 Annual Declaration of Commercial Enterprise
This is an update to the information we sent previously regarding the Ministry of Commerce’s (“MOC”) Annual Declaration of Commercial Enterprise (“ADCE”) filing requirements. Once the MOC introduced its online system in January 2016, it stopped accepting ADCE filings; consequently, many companies never filed their ADCE for 2015. We now understand that the MOC is […]
3
Jan
2017
Legal update Cambodia: The Ministry of Commerce begins processing liquidations of corporate entities though its online system
2016 was the year of e-government, spurred by efforts to reform the government administration. Vast changes have been seen, in particular with the Ministry of Commerce’s (“MOC”) launch of its new online registration system. Corporate entities1 must now process their corporate registrations, registrations of changes in and filings of corporate information, and corporate liquidations through […]
30
Dec
2016
Legal Update Cambodia: Annual Declaration of Commercial Enterprise filing
According to the Law on Commercial Enterprises 2005 and its relevant regulations, registered corporate entities must file their Annual Declaration of Commercial Enterprises (“ADCE”) at the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) at every fiscal year-end. Although the MOC introduced its online registration system in January 2016, we have recently received verbal confirmation that the MOC will […]
25
Oct
2016
Cambodia Legal Update: Extension of deadline for online re-registration
On 14 October 2016, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued Prakas 3890, extending the deadline for existing companies to complete their online re-registration with the MOC. This follows Prakas 2338 issued on 1 July 2016 requiring online re-registration by 30 September 2016. Under Prakas 3890, the MOC has extended the deadline until 31 December 2016. […]
26
Aug
2016
Cambodia Client Alert: New online application requirements for foreign workers
On 17 August 2016, the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued Prakas No. 352 K.B. Prk (“Prakas 352”) regarding the use of an automated data management system for foreign workers. Per Prakas 352, starting from 1 September 2016, all investors, companies, factories and enterprises employing expatriate staff must apply for their quota approvals […]
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Tax Updates

6
Apr
2017
VDB Loi Cambodia Client Alert: Extension of filing deadlines and good news for schools!
On 31 March 2017 (the last date for the filing of annual tax returns for those with a 31 December year-end) the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) made the dramatic last minute announcement  that the deadline was being extended. The extended deadline for filing the 2016 Tax on Profit (“TOP”) return is now 30 April […]
23
Jan
2017
Cambodia Client Alert: Waiver of penalties on amended tax returns
On 19 January 2017 the GDT issued Notification Letter No. 1219 regarding the Waiver of Penalties for the Voluntary Amendment of Tax Returns. Many of you will be aware that in recent times it has been very difficult to obtain a reduction in penalties following a reassessment, as part of the penalties collected are distributed […]
10
Nov
2016
Cambodia Client Alert: China-Cambodia DTA
On 13 October 2016 representatives of the governments of the People’s Republic of China and Cambodia signed Cambodia’s second Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Cambodia’s first DTA was signed with Singapore in May of this year. The new DTA is important as China is already a significant investor […]
3
Nov
2016
Cambodia Client Alert: Tax service agents
Pursuant to the Law on Taxation, and the Prakas on Tax Service Agents No. 455 SHV.PrK dated 12 April 2013, and the Notification on Applying for a Tax Service Agent License No. 1726 GDT dated 12 March 2015, the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) issued Notification Letter No. 17509 GDT on 18 October 2016 advising […]
10
Oct
2016
Cambodia Tax Update: Latest developments in Fringe Benefit Tax
On 6 October 2016, the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued Circular No. 011 MEF entitled “The Implementation of Withholding Tax on Fringe Benefits” (“2016 Circular”). It supersedes Circular 002 MEF dated 20 January 2015, and now applies to all businesses, not just manufacturing businesses. The 2016 Circular describes certain cash or in-kind employee benefits […]
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