Sector: Taxation

December 4, 2020

Clients have been often raising queries relating to the process and actions required to arrange for a travel to Myanmar by an expatriate employee. There are many cases when people have been outside of Myanmar since the beginning of 2020. For many, their previously issued Myanmar visas are about to expire. Although modern technology allows […]

November 29, 2020

In response to several COVID incidents linked to international travel and foreign diplomats, the Cambodian Ministry of Health is sharpening the measures applicable to most international travelers arriving in the country.

October 30, 2020

The Withholding Tax (“WHT”) regime is a mechanism to tax a non-resident for income derived from Myanmar. In the past, the definition of income derived from Myanmar included services performed both outside and inside Myanmar for Myanmar projects. Under Notification 47/2018, the Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) has subsequently narrowed the interpretation to capture only services […]

September 30, 2020

With limited time left to settle outstanding tax payments for FY2019-2020 in order to avoid being exposed to penalties, taxpayers need to make sure their tax position is adjusted in accordance with the updated tax laws and regulations. Below is a checklist of key notes for preparing the FY2019-2020 year-end tax position. Have you considered […]

August 31, 2020

If an individual or a company is buying a capital asset or making an investment, the source of income is required to be provided as proof for the funds used for the purchase or the investment. If the source of income cannot be proved for the portion of the funds used in such purchase or […]

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 […]

August 31, 2020

Employers should be aware that 2021 labor compliance deadlines are approaching. The period to apply to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) for the 2021 quota approval for foreign employees is now open and runs from 1 September 2020 to 30 November 2020. Applications for work permit renewals for 2021 are to be […]

August 27, 2020

Today sees the entry into force of the new Law on Land No. 70/NA dated 21 June 2019 (the “2019 Land Law”), which among other things, includes new provisions concerning the limited ownership of land-use rights by foreigners under certain circumstances, and the limited ownership of individual units in a condominium or apartment building. This […]

August 25, 2020

The Law on Insurance (amended) No. 78/NA dated 29 November 2019, (the “Amended Insurance Law”) came into effect on 14 April 2020, after it was promulgated by the President of the Lao PDR on 10 January 2020 and published in the Official Gazette on 30 March 2020. The Amended Insurance Law has effectuated several major […]

August 10, 2020

Information purposes only, August 2020 Self-assessment regime but rigorous tax audit process The tax system in Indonesia operates on a self-assessment basis, however a rigorous and often punitive tax audit and verification process is followed. The main tax laws are supplemented by a complex and ever-changing raft of implementing regulations. Worldwide income, no grouping. Note […]

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 […]

June 19, 2020

The Office of the President issued Order 1/2020 related to Union Tax Law (“Order”), which prevails as the law, on 12 June 2020. The Order was issued in accordance with the COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan, Goal No. 2, to grant tax reliefs for the private sector, applicable for the FY2020-2021 assessment year. In other words, […]

May 7, 2020

Although the Lao PDR has not experienced a severe impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of the Lao PDR (“GOL”) is taking it seriously and generously providing tax relief in order to minimize stressful impacts on employees and help out the affected micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in the country. With issuance of the […]

April 14, 2020

In the wake of the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”)’s stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) has introduced further tax concessions for affected businesses. On 9 April 2020, the GDT issued Notification 9648 GDT (“Notification 9648”) on Additional Tax Concessionary Measures to Support Severely Affected Sectors as a […]

April 3, 2020

With the recent drastic measures taken by the government of the Lao PDR to control the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the economy is in a precarious position as trade, investment, tourism, and growth have come to an indeterminate halt. As per the World Bank, the global economy could shrink by 1 per cent […]

April 1, 2020

On 29 March 2020, the Prime Minister of the Lao PDR issued Order No. 06/PM (“Order 06”) calling for suspension of all nonessential businesses effective from 30 March 2020 until 19 April 2020. The order prohibits all nonessential in-person communications and travel, and requires everyone, including government employees, business owners, and foreign workers, to stay […]

March 31, 2020

The Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) implemented an online tax payment system in 2018, supporting taxpayers who have obtained a Tax Identification Number (“TIN”) from the Large Taxpayers’ Officer (“LTO”) and the Medium Taxpayers’ Office-1 (“MTO-1”) in second phase.

March 26, 2020

On 23 March 2020, in response to the spreading of COVID-19, the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued notification 009/20 requiring all employers to provide an updated list of the contact telephone numbers of all employees to the Department of Labor Inspection of the MLVT by 26 March 2020. Lists are to be emailed to [email protected] […]

March 26, 2020

Sickness is a paid leave permitted by the Labor Law (Article 169). Therefore, during sickness, employer needs to pay the salary of his employee. Highlights of this note If an employee falls sick, who pay the salary? What if an employee wants to stay home to take care of children or school closed or child […]

March 23, 2020

With the emergence and spread of COVID-19, the sale of protective masks and antiseptic disinfectant have greatly increased to the extent that it has become difficult to buy them at a reasonable price.