The Cambodian government collected more than $1 billion in tax revenue in the first five months of the year, an increase of more than 12 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a monthly report from the General Department of Taxation (GDT) released on Friday.
Tax collection for May reached $134 million, which is up $16 million from last year, the report showed.
On pace for strong yearly growth, the GDT collected $1.04 billion through May, which is 54 percent of its yearly target.
The Tax Department has undertaken a series of reforms to increase revenue in recent years, including conducting audits of businesses in the country and launching an online collection platform.
Last year the Tax Department collected $1.93 billion in revenue, a 30 percent increase over 2016. That figure exceeded even the department’s own projections.