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Yangon to tax Hostels in biggest Migrant Worker City

The Yangon City Development Corporation (YCDC) will tax hostels in Hlaing Tharyar township, which has the most domestic migrant workers in the city, said U Soe Thein Aung, YCDC chair of the township.
Date: 21 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Myanmar signs on as Observer for BRI Tax Cooperation Pact

Myanmar will sign as an observer an agreement on the establishment of the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACOM), said Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

IRD to introduce Income Tax Bill to Parliament

The Internal Revenue Department (IRD) drafted a new income tax law with the help of International Monetary Fund (IMF) expert, U Min Htut, director general of Internal Revenue Department (IRD), told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Advanced Income Tax on Imports, Exports reinstated after One Year

Companies involved in imports and exports will be required to pay an advanced income tax (AIT) of 2 percent from May 1, according to Notification 38/2019 issued by the Ministry of Planning and Finance on April 8. This voids a previous notification issued on January 22, 2018 exempting companies under the self-assessment system (SAS) from the 2p ...
Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Tax on Mobile Phones kicks in June 1

Starting June 1, a five percent commercial tax on mobile phones and accessories shall be collected from buyers at the time of purchase and the relevant tax stamps affixed to the receipts in accordance with the Commercial Tax Law, the Internal Revenue Department (IRD) announced earlier this month.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Commercial Tax on Mobile Handsets to be levied

Consumers will have to pay a 5 percent commercial tax when buying mobile handsets and related accessories from June 1 onwards, the Internal Revenue Department (IRD) announced on April 1.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Parliament to pass Tax Bill to curb Corruption

Parliament is set to pass a tax management bill that is expected to curb corruption and increase revenue, a senior member of a Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral parliament) committee said on Monday.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

More Taxes to be levied on Alcohol, Cigarettes

The government has submitted its Union Taxation Bill for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, which includes higher tax rates on alcohol and cigarettes, to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
Date: 28 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

IRD to launch Integrated Tax Administration System

The Internal Revenue Department (IRD) under Ministry of Planning and Finance is aiming to launch an Integrated Tax Administration System (ITAS) by next year, U Min Htut, Director General of the IRD, told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Parliament mulls Maintaining Tax Rates to Offset Forex Pressure

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw public accounts joint committee has suggested experimenting with different strategies to raise tax revenues without changing current rates.
Date: 20 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Withholding Tax Exemption necessary, but raises Concerns

Since taking office as new Minister of Planning and Finance in May, U Soe Win has pushed through a long-awaited reduction in withholding taxes for local businessmen and foreigners living in Myanmar.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Government removes 2 per cent of withholding Tax on Domestic Payments

The Ministry of Planning and Finance yesterday released its latest notification (47/2018) on withholding tax, which replaces notification (51/2017) released May 22, 2017.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay to rethink Wheel Tax Collection

Mandalay, June 4 (MMT) - The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) has announced it will rework the collection of tolls and the wheel tax on vehicles without opening a new tender for the last six months of the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Property weak on Canned Tax Amnesty Bill

With interest in investment properties in Mandalay expected to be lackluster in the coming months, property agents reckon demand will likely centre on homes priced below K1,000 lakh.
Date: 25 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government to collect Tax to fund Telecoms in Rural Areas

Funds will be collected from a tax on telecoms operators starting in June to extend the telecommunications network to remote areas of the country that do not yet have access, said an official of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

IRD will reward those who lodge Complaints on Businesses that fail to pay Tax

The government is raising its efforts to collect taxes from commercial enterprises. Last week, the Internal Revenue Department said it will reward those who provide information on establishments that fail to collect commercial taxes, according to state media.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Tax Amnesty Law under Review, will be “Fair,” Minister says

The authorities will closely supervise the drafting of the tax amnesty law, ensuring that it is fair and discourages tax avoidance and money laundering, Union Minister of Planning and Finance U Kyaw Win said Monday during a meeting with the Vice President at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) office.  ...
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Yangon Tax Rates and Fines under Scrutiny

According to the 2018 Yangon taxation law, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will cease its collection of taxes or fines for illegal use of public space starting from this fiscal year, U Myint Thaung, Regional Minister of Planning and Finance said at the Yangon Parliament last week.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

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