Myanmar keyword: Specific Goods Tax (SGT)

July 30, 2020

The past few months have been an interesting phase for taxpayers in Myanmar due to the tax reliefs granted under the COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan, changes in current tax regulations, the announcement of the draft Union Tax Law 2020 (“draft UTL”), and the draft new Income Tax Law.   What major changes are included under the […]

September 30, 2019

The Union Taw Law (“UTL”) 2019 was enacted on 24 September 2019 by the Union Parliament (the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) and will be applicable for the Financial Year (“FY”) 2019-2020 (1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020). With the new income year commencing on 1 October 2019 and the Tax Administration Law (“TAL”) coming into force, […]

February 21, 2019

The 2018–19 financial year end is around the corner and all taxpayers have less than two months left for tax payments, tax returns, and possibly some tax planning. All taxpayers should now be in the process of planning their annual tax filings. Please be reminded that annual Corporate Income Tax (“CIT”), Commercial Tax (“CT”), and […]

September 19, 2018

Due to the change in financial year, the end of the six-month gap period is approaching and the Union Parliament (“Pyidaungsu Hluttaw”) has announced a draft Union Tax Law 2018–2019 (“Draft UTL”) which will be effective from 1 October 2018. A few interesting points from the Draft UTL are outlined below: Financial year end Under […]

August 31, 2018

The slogan of the Dutch tax authorities is “We can’t make it more fun, but we can certainly make it easier”. A fair, easy, predictable and efficient tax system is an important factor in attracting foreign investment. Highlights Speed up the signing of double taxation agreements Prioritize implementing advance tax rulings for investors so that […]

March 30, 2018

The Union Parliament (the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) enacted the Union Tax Law 2018 (“UTL 2018”) on 30 March 2018, which went into effect on 1 April 2018. Below we provide a synopsis of the points most pertinent for taxpayers this year. The biggest change from the draft UTL 2018 is that the tax amnesty on undisclosed […]

October 2, 2017

Myanmar is a country rich in resources and potential which currently has 16 onshore blocks and 19 offshore blocks in production. The offshore Yadana (TOTAL, Chevron and PTTEP) and Yetagun (Petronas, PTTEP) natural gas projects started production in 1998 and 2000 respectively under gas sales contracts to the Thai state oil company PTT. Highlights Government […]

February 9, 2017

Just letting you know that a new Draft Union Tax Law in Myanmar has been released proposing an 8% Special Goods Tax (SGT) on import, sale and export of LNG. SGT was introduced in 2016 with the enactment of Special Goods Tax Law effective starting from 1 April 2016 (FY2016-2017). SGT rates will be announced […]