Transport

Right-Hand Vehicle Owners Warned to Pay Taxes

The owners of right-hand drive vehicles are being warned to pay taxes before the deadline or face punishment from the General Department of Customs and Excise
A right-hand drive vehicle on a road near Phnom Penh. Kiripost/Siv Channa
A right-hand drive vehicle on a road near Phnom Penh. Kiripost/Siv Channa

The General Department of Customs and Excise issued a notice on Tuesday to remind right-hand drive vehicle owners to pay taxes on vehicles before the October 8 deadline.

In a statement, the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia stated it was Prime Minister Hun Sen's decision to allow the collection of taxes on right-hand drive vehicles remaining in the country without the need for adjusting steering.

Owners of right-hand drive vehicles are required to take their vehicles to pay taxes and register with the relevant customs and excise units.

The deadline for registration of existing right-hand drive vehicles in the country was set as July 31. Tax-free, right-hand drive vehicles exist in the country where the owner has already registered and has until October 8 to fulfill their tax obligations.

The statement adds that paying tax to the government avoids interrogations by customs and excise officials on the streets. In addition, forgetting or failing to meet the tax obligations on a regular basis may result in sanctions.

In the statement, the General Department of Customs and Excise further warned that it will crackdown on duty-free vehicles that have failed to pay tax or register.

According to figures from the department, between July 1 and 24, 4,854 right-hand drive vehicles were registered, some of which paid taxes.