9 November 2020

The General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (“MEF”) has issued a Notification formally delaying the implementation of the recently enacted MEF Prakas 346/20 on Capital Gain Tax,  dated 1 April 2020.

It was previously announced by senior officials of the GDT that implementation of the Prakas  will begin on 1 January 2021. However, GDT Notification No. 24094 dated 22 October 2020 now officially delays the implementation of the capital gains tax to 1 January 2022.

This decision was made by the MEF, on approval of Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen, pursuant to a local investment advisory letter submitted to the MEF in September. This delay is to give more time for taxpayers and the public to better understand the requirements and provisions of the new capital gains tax regime and to prepare the relevant tax payments from 2022 onward.

If you would like to know more about this development on the Capital Gains Tax in Cambodia or have any queries regarding this, please contact  Matthew Rendall.

This alert is for general information only and is not a substitute for legal advice.