Myanmar keyword: Personal Income Tax (PIT)

October 5, 2023

On 12 September 2023, the State Administration Council (“SAC”) made an amendment to the Union Tax Law 2023 (Law No. 55/2023) under Section 419 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (the “Amended UTL 2023”), by which the income tax will be imposed on the income, including the salaries, received by […]

March 31, 2022

As required by Notification 510/2021 issued by the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry, when calculating Personal Income Tax (“PIT”) for the six-month interim budget year (1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022), employees’ monthly fixed income items, such as their monthly salary and monthly fixed allowances must be annualized (i.e. multiplied by two) to […]

January 20, 2022

In order to shore up the economy and investments affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; the state administration council has increased the income ranges at each rate level applicable for Personal Income Tax (“PIT”) in Union Tax Law (“UTL”) 2021 dated 30 September 2021. The changes under UTL 2021 are more favorable for taxpayers, since more […]

June 29, 2021

The Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) has been implementing an online tax payment system since 2018; all taxpayers can process online tax payments using a Tax Identification Number (“TIN”), which is the same as a Company Registration Number with nine digits. There are three advance tax payment options accepted by the IRD – (i) tax payments […]

October 31, 2019

Please note that a Statement by the Internal Revenue Department, Yangon Region (“IRD”) has been issued regarding enforcing monthly Personal Income Tax (“PIT”) return filings and payments. This statement by the IRD states that as per the newly enforced Tax Administration Law (“TAL”) Section 40 (a) and Section 49(a), if the party responsible for deducting […]

May 31, 2019

On 28 May 2019, the Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) of the Ministry of Planning and Finance (“MOPF”) announced a change to the income year (formerly from 1 April to 31 March) of private and cooperative sectors (“taxpayers”) to 1 October to 30 September, effective from 1 October 2019. As a result, the taxpayers will have a […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 9, 2018

The financial year-end is approaching and the Union Parliament (the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) finally announced the draft Union Tax Law (“Draft UTL”) 2018 on 13 February 2018, which will go into effect on 1 April 2018. The Draft UTL finally clears up the confusion regarding changes in the financial year. The income year will remain the […]

January 19, 2017

The Law provides that fringe benefits provided to employees working in Myanmar will be subject to Personal Income Tax (“PIT”). According to section 9 of the Income Tax Law (“ITL”) “any person who receives or has accrued salary, wages, annuity, bonuses, awards and fees or commissions received in lieu of or in addition to the […]