Mandalay myothit charged higher taxes than downtown

The latest property tax assessments for the 2015-16 tax year have revealed that some areas of Mandalay’s myothit (“new town”), are more expensive than prime downtown locations. Mandalay Region approved the new standard on June 16. While Myanmar does not have a property tax, it does charge tax on transactions, which in Mandalay and Yangon […]

Authorities grapple with restaurants cheating on tax

A Scheme for tax labels to be affixed to local restaurant receipts is running up against widespread cheating, according to insiders. While some restaurants have taken to assiduously placing the stickers on each receipt, many others leave them off and avoid paying the taxes. “Different restaurants are taking different approaches,” said one 31-year-old resident of […]

Clampdown catches Mon betel traders

Betel nut wholesalers in Mon State’s Ye township said a number of government departments are checking their bonafides with a crackdown on illegal imports from Thailand. “Authorities at checkpoints entering Bago Region cannot tell our betel nuts and Thailand’s nuts apart, so they are stopping our trucks and delaying our trade,” said wholesaler U Aung […]

Myanmar launches first crisis management centre

Myanmar will launch its first crisis management centre on Wednesday to help authorities react more quickly and effectively to emergencies. Funded by the European Union, and costing some 300,000 euros, it will be based in Myanmar’s capital, Nay Pyi Taw. YANGON: Myanmar will on Wednesday launch a crisis management centre, the first of its kind […]