Additional service charges will be added to commercial taxes: IRD

Phyo Wai


Internal Revenue Department on August 13 issued an announcement that hotels, guest houses and restaurants will collect bottle charges, room service charges and service charges in addition to the commercial taxes levied on accommodation and foods.

Apart from goods and services exempted under the Union Tax Law, commercial taxes will be levied on all goods and services.

They will have to collect these charges in accordance with the Commercial Tax Law. The IRD has warned that the IRD will fine those who fail to affix the commercial tax stamps on vouchers in accord with Section 21 (f) of the Commercial Tax Law.

For more information, entrepreneurs can contact the large taxpayer office, the medium taxpayer office 1, 2 and 3, relevant township IRD offices and tax service offices in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay.