New 3% Withholding Tax on Specified Services

New 3% Withholding Tax on Specified Services

As a further measure to broaden the tax base and improve revenue collection, the government has implemented a new 3% withholding tax on fees for specified services rendered to certain government entities, statutory bodies and large taxpayers.

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Withholding Tax
  • Large taxpayers are now required to withhold tax at 3% on fees of $50,000 or more paid to a variety of service providers including accountants, lawyers, engineers, caterers, entertainers, janitors, as well as those providing rentals of motor vehicles/equipment and those providing transportation, haulage or tours. 
  • Penalty for failure to withhold can be up to 50% of the tax due.
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