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Valued-added Tax in Vietnam: Filing, Payment and Refund


Oct. 1 – Pursuant to the prevailing regulation on Vietnamese tax management, the taxpayer must submit monthly valued-added tax (VAT) returns and settle tax payments on or before the 20th day of the following month in localities where they conduct production or business. Furthermore, in specific situations, business establishments that pay VAT according to the […]

Calculating Value-added Tax in Vietnam


HANOI – On June 3, 2008, the National Assembly passed the Law on Value-added Tax (VAT), which became effective from January 1, 2009. The VAT Law imposes tax on the value added to goods and services arising in the process of production, distribution and consumption in Vietnam, including goods and services purchased from abroad. All […]

New Resolution to Postpone Payment of VAT and CIT


Jan. 18 – The Vietnamese government issued Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP on January 7, 2013, introducing a series of measures aimed at removing difficulties for business production, increasing market support, and resolving bad debt. The tax measures introduced in this Resolution will assist those enterprises and individuals facing economic difficulties by postponing the payment of value-added […]

Foreigners Eligible for VAT Refund When Leaving Vietnam


Apr. 30 – On April 12, 2012, Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance promulgated Circular No.58/2012/TT-BTC to guide the implementation of Decision No. 05/2012/QD-TTg dated January 19, 2012 on implementing a pilot project allowing VAT refunds for foreigners departing Vietnam from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi or Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC. Foreigners who […]

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