Myanmar 2018 Union Tax Reform

Committee Meeting
Asia, Tax and Legal
Date and Time: 
18 Sep 2018
08:30 to 10:00
Tuesday, 18 September, 2018 - 08:30 to 10:00
French Chamber Meeting Room, 541 Orchard Road, #09-01 Liat Towers
Registration Dates: 
09 Jul 2018
17 Sep 2018

Myanmar has been attracting significant attention among international investors due to its booming economy, vast resources, and a sizeable population. With a number of investments going into the country, Myanmar has been actively updating its rules and regulations, particularly on foreign investment and incorporation processes, in order to streamline the ease of doing business in Myanmar and to keep pace with its neighbouring countries.

 Investing in Myanmar can be complicated however, and local taxation rules are undergoing rapid evolution. In fact, within the past few months, Myanmar has already issued a new tax law, a new withholding tax rule, and a number of notifications to address certain tax issues that are commonly faced by taxpayers.

In this seminar, DFDL will discuss recent developments to Myanmar tax laws and regulations, including the 2018 Union Tax Law, the new Withholding Tax Notification, and recent changes to tax policies and practices in Myanmar. In addition, DFDL will also provide practical insights on the most effective ways of investing and doing business in Myanmar, especially for Singapore investors, taking into account the existing tax treaties and local taxation rules in the country.


- Please note that this event is restricted to French Chamber members only -


About the speaker

  • Diberjohn Balinas, Senior Tax Manager, DFDL Yangon

Based in Yangon, Diber is Senior Tax Manager of DFDL Myanmar.  He previously worked for a “Big Four” firm and a leading bank in the Philippines before joining DFDL in 2016. His practice focuses on tax advisory, tax compliance, tax due diligence, market entry advisory, and corporate restructuring for clients in various sectors ranging from telecommunications, oil and gas, manufacturing, banking and finance, and information technology. In addition, he also contributes to IBFD and Bloomberg Tax articles on matters relating to Myanmar taxation.


Diber holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Major in Finance.


Terms & Conditions

  • This event is for members only.
  • Full payment is required upon registration. 
  • Should you need to cancel, please do so no later than two working days before the date of the event.
  • No shows will not be refunded.
  • Please note that photographs and videos may be taken during the event for news and publicity purposes.

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