Dutiful citizens take pride in paying taxes


Tax plays a crucial role in the development of a country and every citizen has a duty to shoulder the tax burden. As such, the government is striving toward establishing a practice of paying tax and setting up a tax culture.
On the morning of 6 March the President personally honoured the top income tax and commercial tax payers in the assessment year 2016-2017. An interview was conducted with the top income tax and commercial tax payers.

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U Aung Ko Win, Chairman, Kanbawza Bank Limited
I received three awards including the honourary award from the President as well as two awards for the top ten income tax payers. When I was awarded the top income tax payer prize for three consecutive years, I was also awarded as the top business person who shouldered the highest amount of tax burden award for three consecutive years too. Paying the exact tax amount is supporting the development and modernizing of a nation.

Daw Win Win Tint, Managing Director, City Mart Holding Co., Ltd
As for our City Mart Holding Company, our company paid income tax and was listed in the highest income tax category, securing the No. 9 ranking. By doing so, I am very pleased and honoured to have been rewarded by President U Htin Kyaw as a dutiful tax payer. This award has encouraged me to keep moving forward with my future endeavours in my career. Moreover we all are duty-bound to pay our country taxes. And I would like to urge everyone who resides in the country to pay income tax for the interest of our country.

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U Aung Zaw Naing, Managing Director, Shwe Taung
Our Shwe Taung Company was listed as No.4 ranking among top 50 companies in Myanmar. As a result, we secured No.4 ranking in the highest income tax category. I am very glad to receive this reward from our President U Htin Kyaw. It encouraged me a lot to carry on my business. If everyone pays income tax to the state regulary, our country can make progress in the nation-building process.
U Aung Moe Kyaw, Managing Director, International Beverages Trading Co., Ltd
Our company was rewarded as we paid income tax regularly to the state. We always perform our duties conscientiously and obey the rules and regulations prescribed by the state.
I am sure that rich or high income earning people have to give more taxes which can contribute to the development of the state.


By Myo Thu Hein
Photo: Ko Ko Soe Nyunt

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