Burmese migrants welcome tax break – The Irrawaddy

KUALA LUMPUR – Burmese migrants across Southeast Asia have welcomed a recent decision by the Burmese government to end the practice of collecting income tax from migrants abroad. In late 2011, the Burmese government announced that Burmese workers abroad would be exempt from Jan. 1, 2012, from paying a 10 percent salary levy to Burmese embassies in the region –a payment seen as onerous and unjustifiable, given that workers paid taxes in the country where they lived and worked.