Cambodia Keyword: the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”)

October 21, 2021

Part One of our articles focusing on intra-group services in Cambodia highlighted the importance of Cambodian taxpayers being able to fundamentally prove that intragroup services were actually rendered by its related party and that these services justified a charge being made by its related party. Highlights of this note Risk created by Head Office approach […]

September 20, 2021

For many developing countries, one of the most common types of related party transactions is intra group services. This could be domestic, but is predominantly cross border services provided by Regional or Ultimate Headquarter/Group Service Centers. This Article discusses why so many Cambodian taxpayers are exposing themselves to a high level of transfer pricing audit […]

April 17, 2021

The Cambodian tax authority, the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”), has instituted an extension for all monthly tax returns normally due on 25 April.  These are the Prepayment of Profit Tax, the Value Added Tax, the Tax on Salary and the Withholding Tax. The extension comes amid city wide lock downs of Phnom Penh and […]

September 22, 2020

Introduction   The banking system in Cambodia includes commercial banks, specialized banks, microfinance institutions (“MFIs”), rural credit institutions, financial leasing companies, third-party processors, credit bureaus, representative offices, payment service providers, and money changers. Of these entities, commercial banks play a crucial role in providing financial services to the general public and businesses, ensuring economic and social stability, and the sustainable growth of the economy. As of this writing, there are 51 licensed commercial banks in Cambodia; […]

August 31, 2020

Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) has finally been introduced in Cambodia by Prakas no. 356 MEF.Prk dated 1 April 2020, issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (“MOEF”). As per the Prakas, taxpayers both resident and non-resident are subject to CGT at the rate of 20% on their gains from the sale or transfer of […]

June 16, 2020

On 5 May 2020, the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) issued a guideline on the value added tax (“VAT”) treatment of business asset disposals. The guideline specifies the following three points with regard to VAT on business asset disposals: Where the input VAT on a business asset was allowed as a tax credit, the subsequent […]

May 29, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, on 26 May 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) issued a press release on the fourth round of stimulus measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which are aimed at rebuilding and promoting economic growth after the COVID-19 crisis. The newly announced package extends tax relief previously set […]

January 30, 2019

Financing and tax 2018 saw several changes to the tax regulations. The application of transfer pricing rules in Cambodia is now a reality. Starting from 2018, companies have to comply with the regulations issued in October 2017, which adopt the arm’s length principle in accordance with the OECD’s guidelines. The regulations left many questions unanswered, […]

October 4, 2018

On 27 June 2018, the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued Prakas 597 entitled “Recognition and some Tax Obligations of Agents Supplying Goods or Services on behalf of a Principal Enterprise”,the stated objective of which is to establish the rules and procedures related to the recognition of a principal-agent relationship, and the value added tax (“VAT”) […]

September 27, 2018

On 3 August 2018 the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued Prakas 741, entitled “Rules and Procedures for the Implementation of Tax on Income and Other Taxes Related to the Cut, Make and Trim Activities of Qualified Investment Projects”. On 6 September 2018 the General Department of taxation (“GDT”) issued Notification 12802, entitled “Textile and Garment Enterprises’ Voluntary […]

August 24, 2018

In an earlier client alert your attention was drawn to the likely impact of Prakas 986 (the transfer pricing regulations) on the continued applicability of the General Department of Taxation’s (the “GDT’s”) Instruction 151 which, since 2014, has permitted loans from related parties to be interest-free, if the related loan agreement is registered with the […]

June 22, 2018

VDB Loi have recently had the opportunity to meet senior members of the GDT’s Transfer Pricing team to discuss and clarify certain issues that are not clearly addressed in the new Transfer Pricing (“TP”) regulations. These issues, and the GDT’s current thinking on them, are as follows: Will it be possible to obtain the GDT’s […]