Category: Cambodia

Pagcor: Government not inclined to impose higher taxes on POGOs

State-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. expressed optimism the government will not impose higher taxes on offshore gaming operators in the country to encourage them to stay here. Pagcor chairman and chief executive Andrea Domingo said at the sidelines of the opening of the first Philippine-Asian Gaming Expo held on… – Continue reading

Government mulls e-tax

The government is considering imposing taxes on companies’ digital revenue as a way of increasing public coffers by capitalising on the rapidly expanding digital commerce sector. Plans to establish a so-called ‘e-tax’ are in line with the government’s strategy to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution, said Aun Pornmonirath, Deputy… – Continue reading

VN-Cambodia agreement on double taxation avoidance ratified

The Government has ratified the agreement on double taxation avoidance and income tax evasion prevention between Vietnam and Cambodia. The Government assigned the Ministry of Finance to coordinate with relevant ministries and agencies of Vietnam and Cambodia in implementing the agreement. The agreement was officially signed on the occasion of… – Continue reading

GDT reminds firms to mind US tax act FATCA

The General Department of Taxation on Friday issued a statement reminding Cambodian financial institutions to comply with the reporting requirements of the US’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Cambodia and the US have signed an agreement to enforce FATCA, which mandates that financial institutions holding certain amounts of money… – Continue reading

On the lookout for US taxpayers in Cambodia

The General Department of Taxation called last week on banks, insurance companies and microfinance institutions (MFIs) to accurately report the taxpayer identification numbers (US-TIN) of clients with US citizenship. The statement, issued on January 3 and signed by GDT’s general director Kong Vibol, said reporting accurate US-TIN numbers is necessary… – Continue reading

Taxation agreement with Singapore in effect

The double tax avoidance agreement (DTA) between Cambodia and Singapore came into effect this month, helping clarify taxation rights on all forms of income arising from cross-border business activities, while minimising double taxation. On January 1 the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) issued an announcement stating that the DTA… – Continue reading

Government reduces tax load on MFIs receiving money from abroad

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) recently decided to shrink the tax burden for local microfinance institutions (MFIs) by lowering withholding tax on interest from loans acquired from abroad from 14 to 10 percent, a move that the government claims will keep the massive sector sustainable. This is the… – Continue reading

Kingdom, Brunei pen agreement over taxes

Cambodia signed a double taxation agreement (DTA) with Brunei aimed at preventing dual taxation and fiscal evasion, the Ministry of Economy and Finance said yesterday in a press release. This is the third DTA agreement that Cambodia has signed after Singapore and China, while the government is currently developing framework… – Continue reading

Push to draw up Cambodia-Thai tax treaty

Representatives from the tax authorities of Cambodia and Thailand have agreed in principle to speed up a proposed double taxation agreement that would protect their nationals from dual taxation and encourage bilateral investment. The agreement was made last week during a two-day consultation workshop in Bangkok for tax officials from… – Continue reading

PH eyes tax treaties with Asean peers

The Philippines is eyeing to seal tax treaties with all nine other Asean member-states, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The country already has effective double taxation agreements (DTAs) with Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, BIR Assistant Commissioner Marissa O. Cabreros noted in a presentation at last… – Continue reading

With 42% increase in trade, India-NZ agree to amend Double Taxation Agreement

India and New Zealand also vowed to press for successful negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). India and New Zealand decided to amend the bilateral tax treaty and expressed commitment to work towards a comprehensive free trade agreement with a view to boost economic ties on Wednesday. The… – Continue reading

Chinese dual tax burden relieved

An extensive tax treaty that would shield Chinese businesses operating in the Kingdom from double taxation, and vice versa, has been drafted and is expected to be approved imminently, according to a senior Cambodian tax official. Experts said yesterday the double taxation agreement (DTA) would create a clear legal framework… – Continue reading

A Talk on the Benefits of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement between Cambodia and Singapore

In May 2016, the Cambodian and Singaporean government authorities signed a new agreement to avoid double taxation with respect to taxes on income and on capital. What are the objectives and benefits of a double taxation avoidance (DTA) agreement? The “big-picture” objectives of the DTA between Singapore and Cambodia are… – Continue reading

New double tax treaty will help French businesses operating in Singapore, says expert

A new double tax treaty between France and Singapore will be of particular help to French companies operating in Singapore, especially in the construction industry, an expert has said. Franck Lagorce, an expert in French tax at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-law.com was commenting following an announcement from… – Continue reading

Singapore, Cambodia Sign Tax Treaty

Singapore and Cambodia have entered into a double taxation avoidance agreement to boost cross-border trade and investment between the two countries. The Agreement was signed on May 20, 2016, by Indranee Rajah, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance, and Aun Pornmoniroth, Cambodia’s Senior Minister of Economy and… – Continue reading

Transfer pricing law in Thailand and the BEPS initiative

Initiated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2013 and endorsed by the G-20, the OECD’s “Action Plan to Address Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)” includes 15 key areas to encourage more transparency, better reporting and more cooperation between countries in which multinational companies operate. On October… – Continue reading

Cambodia – United States: FATCA Agreement Signed

On 14 September 2015, Cambodia and the United States signed a Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Agreement. FATCA seeks to obtain information on accounts held by U.S. taxpayers in other countries. It requires U.S. financial institutions to withhold a portion of certain payments made to Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs)… – Continue reading

SMU-TA CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN TAXATION INAUGURATES ITS FIRST CONFERENCE

Since its inception in August 2014, the SMU-TA Centre for Excellence in Taxation has worked tirelessly with industry practitioners, international academics and various key stakeholders to produce its first set of research works. On September 17, the Centre successfully presented its inaugural conference titled “A New Equilibrium in Tax Competition… – Continue reading

Cambodia’s Gaming Tax Revenues Surge

Revenues from Cambodia’s gambling taxes increased by 20 percent in the first six months of the year compared with the same period in 2014, thanks partly to players flocking to the country from neighboring Thailand. According to The Cambodian Daily, which cited a finance ministry official, gambling tax revenues reached… – Continue reading

Double taxation in the AEC and tax credits in Thailand

The long-awaited formation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is just over five months away. Drawn by the promise of a freer flow of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labour, many businesses need to study how to prevent or reduce the effects of double taxation. Double taxation results from… – Continue reading

HK, Singapore Home To Asia’s Highest Property Taxes

In its recent Asia-Pacific Residential Review, global property consultancy Knight Frank has said that Hong Kong and Singapore have the highest tax burdens on foreign property investors. It notes Singapore and Hong Kong have imposed taxes on foreign property buyers, such as additional duties, as a “macro-prudential tool … to… – Continue reading

Foreigner premium’ property taxes highest in Singapore and Hong Kong

Overseas property buyers have to pay significantly more tax than domestic buyers in Singapore and Hong Kong, making them the most costly places for foreigners to invest in residential real estate in Asia Pacific, says Knight Frank Singapore and Hong Kong are the most costly places for a foreigner to… – Continue reading

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Issues FATCA Guidance for Banks in Asia

Regional Adoption on Pace with Europe as Singapore Signs Agreement Experts at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services today issued guidance on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in an effort to help support banks’ regulatory compliance efforts within the region. The commentary comes in reaction to the news last week that… – Continue reading

Barbados wants talks with Colombia on tax treaty

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Barbados says it seeking to hold talks with Colombia on a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA). Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Minister Donville Inniss, said that although Bridgetown had recently initialled a TIEA with Bogota, neither side considered the TIEA an alternative to… – Continue reading

Panama Achieves Tax-Haven Status, Doesn’t Want It Central American Nation Wants Off Colombia’s “Gray List”

Colombian and Panamanian finance ministers met on Wednesday to resolve a lingering tax dispute between the two nations. On Tuesday, the Colombian government included Panama in its “gray list” after the Central American nation failed to sign a tax information exchange agreement within the allotted time period. Mauricio Cárdenas and… – Continue reading

US applies scrutiny on tax abroad

Cambodia has agreed to help the United States in its global effort to crack down on tax evasion by working with local banks to hand over financial data on US residents and business interests abroad, according to tax experts and officials. Speaking yesterday at the 17th Government-Private Sector Forum held… – Continue reading