25 Jan 2019
CAMBODIA: Three-Year 50% CIT Cut Mandated for Publicly-Listed Companies
Companies listed on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), the country’s national bourse, will now have their corporate income tax (CIT) liability cut by 50% for a period of three years from the date of their initial public offerings (IPOs). In addition, any business that successfully lists on the CSX within the next three years will also be exempt from a number of their outstanding tax liabilities (if any), including payment of withholding tax, for up to nine prior years.
In a further move, all investors trading on the CSX are to be eligible for a 50% tax cut on any dividends for the next three years. Qualified Investment Projects (QIPs), which presently enjoy tax benefits as per the government’s investment promotion programme, are, however, specifically excluded from this latest round of incentives.