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Myanmar tax law for 2020-21 to include provisions supportive of SMEs

The Union Tax Law for fiscal 2020-21 will include provisions supportive of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in Myanmar, including incentives aimed at reducing tax burdens as well as simplifying compliance procedures, Deputy Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Maung Maung Win said upon submission of the bill at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of […]

Parliament approves tax law with rates starting at 3pc

Parliament on Thursday approved the 2019 Union Tax Law, under which the tax rate for unassessed income is now as low as 3 percent. The motion was approved after the majority of MPs voted in favour of the new tax rates, which will take effect in the new fiscal year beginning October 1. Out of […]

UMFCCI members push for lower tax rates

BUSINESSES at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry have urged Nay Pyi Taw to lower the tax rate, while the Internal Revenue Department said the tax rate has been lowered on an annual basis. Businesses collectively asked the tax rate to be reduced during the Chief Financial Officer conference (CFO […]

Telecom Tax Delayed Until New Gov’t

Finance minister U Win Shein has presented to a union parliamentary meeting a plan to collect commercial tax on every mobile phone top-up credit starting from April 1 when the new government starts their term. The commercial tax on mobile phone users was planned to start in the current government’s term but members of the […]

Eviction of decades-long dwellers is unfair – law experts

It would be unfair to evict dwellers of 50 or 100 years, especially when the judges have been accused of corruption in relations to land scandals, legal experts and the victims of land seizures said. As the country’s real estate prices skyrocket reaching up to billions of kyats in certain purchases, judges are more likely […]