Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Taxpayers still able pay online during lockdown

Taxpayers still able pay online during lockdown

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The General Department of Taxation (GDT). Hong Menea

Taxpayers still able pay online during lockdown

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has advised taxpayers and tax service agencies located in lockdown-restricted areas to electronically file income tax returns and avoid the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.

Medium- and large-category taxpayers can submit monthly tax returns via the online tax filing management system (E-Filing) and make tax payments through E-Payment, the GDT said in an April 17 announcement. Small-category taxpayers can complete and submit monthly tax returns through the GDT Tax Prefiling App and arrange for taxes to be paid automatically.

Taxpayers unable to use the E-Filing or GDT Tax Prefiling App can file returns manually and pay taxes through E-Payment and upload scans of returns and receipts through E-Document via tax.gov.kh/km/e-service, according to the GDT.

Taxpayers authorised to do business during lockdown or those located in non-restricted areas will be given until April 27 to file their March returns and pay their taxes, it said. And those in restricted areas barred from doing business will have until May 15.

The GDT said it has set up an e-Tax Service support team to solve issues related to filing returns and paying taxes that can be reached by the toll-free number 1277.

Cambodia Chamber of Commerce vice-president Lim Heng told The Post on April 18 that the fallout from the February 20 community transmission is impinging on tax and customs revenue collection, especially after the government locked down Phnom Penh and Kandal province, prompting most factories to close temporarily.

While the latest GDT decision will ease the burden for taxpayers, Heng stressed that tax collection would not go smoothly and revenue would inevitably see a fair reduction.

"The impact on tax revenue this year also depends on the duration of the restrictive measures. If the Covid-19 epidemic ends soon, the ramifications won’t be as huge," he said.


  • Prince Norodom Ranariddh passes away at 77

    Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the second son of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and former First Prime Minister of Cambodia, has passed away in France at the age of 77. “Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh has passed away this morning in France just after 9am Paris-time,”

  • General’s gun smuggling ring busted

    The Military Police sent six military officers to court on November 22 to face prosecution for possession of 105 illegal rifles and arms smuggling, while investigators say they are still hunting down additional accomplices. Sao Sokha, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of

  • Cambodia, Thailand to discuss border reopening

    Cambodian authorities from provinces along the Cambodia-Thailand border will meet with Thai counterparts to discuss reopening border checkpoints to facilitate travel, transfer of products and cross-border trade between the two countries. Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy governor Ly Sary said on November 22 that the provincial administration

  • More Cambodians studying in US

    The number of Cambodian students studying at US colleges and universities in 2020-21 increased by 14.3 per cent over the previous year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent US government report. The 2021 Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange showed that 848 Cambodian students studied

  • Rise in planned flights lifts travel hopes

    Six airlines have applied to resume flights in December, while two others have put in for additional flights and routes, according to State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) head Mao Havannall on November 29. These account for 43 new weekly domestic and international flights in December, up 16

  • PM: Do not defile Tonle Sap swamp forest or else

    Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered police to arrest anyone – including government officials – involved with the deforestation of the flooded forests surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake because it is an area important to the spawning of many species of fish, among other reasons. Speaking in a