• Service: Tax, Global Indirect Tax, Global Compliance Management Services, International Tax
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 4/3/2014

Myanmar / Burma - Tax benefits for export-oriented, supply-chain industries 

April 3: Tax benefits under Myanmar's (Burma's) special economic zone law, enacted 23 January 2014, for export oriented industries are viewed as more generous than those accorded under the foreign investment law.

The tax benefits under the special economic zone law include:

  • Extended lease terms for foreign investors in Myanmar of up to 75 years (50 years with an extension of 25 years), compared to the foreign investment law lease term of 70 years (50 years with two extensions of 10 years each)
  • Protection against nationalisation and guarantee of foreign investors' ability to repatriate profits
  • Ability of foreign insurance companies or joint venture insurance companies―which are currently only allowed to have representative offices within Myanmar―to operate within the special economic zones

Read an April 2014 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Myanmar: Myanmar Tax Alert - Special Economic Zone Law in Myanmar

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