Cambodia Tax Update: Tax Treaty with Hong Kong Signed

Reading Time: 2 minutesCambodia has signed a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Hong Kong on the 26th of June 2019 as announced by the Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury, Mr James Lau, on behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Under the DTA, double taxation will be avoided in that any tax paid in Cambodia […]

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Cambodia Legal Alert: Certain Foreign Organizations and Agencies Exempt From Implementation of Prakas 442 and 443

Reading Time: 2 minutesFollowing the issuance of Prakas 442 on the Payment of Wages dated 21 September 2018 and Prakas 443 on Seniority Payments dated 21 September 2018, the ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued official Guideliens 044/19 on the Implementation of Prakas 442 and 443 for Personnel of Foreign Missions, Agencies of the United Nations […]

ASEAN Employment Legal Update

Reading Time: 9 minutesDFDL’s Employment Practice Group is dedicated to advising clients on employment and labor issues and preparing human resources documentation that is compliant with local laws.  Our employment team’s in-depth knowledge of the law and practices in the countries where we operate allows us to provide specialized, tailored, and practical advice on issues that arise in […]

Cambodia Tax Alert: Use of Khmer Riel in Tax Invoices

Reading Time: 2 minutesNotification 4908 issued by the General Department of Taxation (GDT) on the 18th of March 2019 requires all registered taxpayers in the self-assessment taxation regime in Cambodia to now provide the total amounts, in tax invoices that they issue to customers, in Khmer Riel (KHR). For completeness the itemized amounts in a tax invoice do […]

Cambodia Tax Alert: Interest Rate Update/Transfer Pricing

Reading Time: 3 minutesMarket rates On 13 March 2019, the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) released Notification 4630, which provides the “market rates” for determining the caps on interest rate deductions for loans that had been entered into using Khmer Riel (“KHR”) and United States Dollars (“USD”) in the 2018 financial year. The “market rates” for 2018 are as […]

Cambodia Tax Alert: Tax Incentives for Listing Entities

Reading Time: 2 minutesSub-Decree 01 ANKr.BK dated 4 January 2019 (“Sub-Decree”) has introduced a new package of tax incentives for those entities in Cambodia looking to list on the Cambodian Stock Exchange (CSX). The 2019 tax incentives provided to listing entities on the CSX are much more comprehensive and concessional then those that were initially offered in 2011, […]

Cambodia Tax Alert: Double Tax Agreement Update

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Cambodia General Department of Taxation (GDT) has formally announced that the Double Tax Agreements (DTAs) which the Kingdom of Cambodia signed with Brunei Darussalam, The People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam officially come into effect on 1 January 2019for Cambodian tax residents. These developments represent major milestones in Cambodia’s ongoing tax […]

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Cambodia Legal Alert: Cambodia’s Latest Draft Competition Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesEarlier this year, Cambodia issued an English version of its Competition Law entitled Version 5.7 stated to be “based on the Draft Khmer Version as of 13 FEB 2018” (“Law”).  Below we describe some of the key features of the Law.  We have been informed that this is a final version and that it is […]

Cambodia Tax Update: Important – Taxation of Individuals

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhilst a lot of discussion has been in made in recent times regarding the impact of the proposed seniority payments a much more significant and far-reaching area of tax reform is expected to be ushered into effect with the anticipated  promulgation into law this month of the 2019 Law on Financial Management (2019LFM). Compared to […]

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Cambodia Legal Alert: Provision of Seniority Payments & Wage Payments

Reading Time: 5 minutesPROVISION OF SENIORITY PAYMENTS, Prakas 443 of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) dated 21 September 2018. After the amendments to the Labour Law (including the introduction of seniority payments), which came into effect on 26 June 2018 (as discussed here) the MLVT issued Prakas 443 on Seniority Payments (“Prakas 443”) on 21 September […]

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Cambodia Tax Update: SME Tax Incentives Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutesSub-Decree No. 124 R.N.Cr.BK (“SD 124”) that came into effect on the 2nd of October 2018 has introduced important tax incentives for qualifying Small and Medium Enterprises (“SME’s”) operating in defined priority sectors in Cambodia. We have summarized the key points addressed by SD 124 below: SD 124 applies to Small and Medium Enterprises which […]