No tax exemption for INGO workers

The International Revenue Department recently announced that International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) workers in Burma will now be required to pay income tax if they are not tax-exempted under the 1954 United Nations Privileges and Exemptions Act, the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, or the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Previously, INGO workers in Burma engaged in education, religion, health, religion, charity and welfare sectors were exempted from tax payment under the Commercial Tax Law and Income Tax Law.