Locals in Demoso say the KNPP imposes an annual tax of about 5,000 kyat per household, and that they were given a 10 October deadline to pay up.
Almost $20 billion in dirty money linked to corruption and tax evasion has left Burma in the past five decades, according to an international watchdog.
In business this week: Dial-a-taxi service for Rangoon; Telenor expands teashop education programme; new tax for mobile phone top-ups.
Burma’s Finance Minister Win Shein confirms a plan to increase the salaries of government workers from April this year.
The price of imported vehicles has rapidly declined as a result of the Burmese government’s “car slip” scheme, causing concern among dealers who are incurring major losses on import duties.
Expats may be confused as to Burma’s vaguely written tax laws. A senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers addresses the issues surrounding their income tax.