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NEWSLETTER JULY 2021

2021-08-30
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Tax Administration Identification of related parties On 20 July 2021, the General Department of Taxation issued Official Letter No. 2687/TCT-TTKT on verifying related parties. Details are as follows: In case an enterprise borrows loans that account for at least 25% of its owner’s equity and more than 50% of its total medium and long-term loan balance, the enterprise shall be subject to Decree No. 20/2017/ND-CP and Decree No. 132/2020/ND-CP.   Late submission of tax returns due to social distancing On 29 July 2021, the Tax Department of Hanoi City issued Official Letter No. 29592/CTHN-KK on submission of tax returns during...

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2021

2021-07-23
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Tax administration Application of Advance Pricing Arrangement (APA) in tax management of enterprises with related party transactions On 18 June 2021, the Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 45/2021/TT-BTC guiding the application of APA in tax management of enterprises with related party transactions. Details are as follows: – Subject of application: Organizations producing, trading goods/services that pay corporate income tax under declaration method, have transactions with related party, and have been requested to apply APA. – Transactions to which a taxpayer can request application of APA must be: + Actually occurred transactions that will continue to arise during the APA...

NEWSLETTER MAY 2021

2021-06-28
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General Tax Administration CIT incentives for projects manufacturing supporting industry products On 4 June 2021, the Government issued Decree No. 57/2021/ND-CP supplementing Point g, Clause 2, Article 20 of Decree No. 218/2013/ND-CP on CIT incentives for investment projects manufacturing supporting industry products. According to Decree No. 57/2021/ND-CP, enterprises with new or expanded investment projects implemented before 1 January 2015, which manufacture products specified in the list of supporting industry products preferred for development, satisfy all requirements for investment projects manufacturing supporting industry products prescribed in Law No. 71/2014/QH13, and have been granted a certificate of incentives for production of supporting...

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2021

2021-05-31
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Corporate Income Tax (“CIT”) Entertainment expenses without sufficient evidence documents are non-deductible when calculating CIT and are deemed income when calculating personal income tax (PIT) On 6 April 2021, Hai Duong Tax Office issued Official Letter No. 2138/CTHHU-TTHT regarding entertainment expenses as follows: Entertainment expenses are not salaries or salary-in-kinds, thus in case an employee is given a fixed payment by the Company to pay entertainment expenses that are without invoices and evidence documents, the expenses shall not be deductible when calculating CIT. In case the employee who receives the fixed payment cannot prove that he/she uses the payment to...

NEWSLETTER MARCH 2021

2021-04-28
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Tax management Decree 31/2021/ND-CP defines preferential invesment categories, conditions and investment incentive policies On 26 March 2021, the Government issued Decree No. 31/2021/ND-CP guiding some articles of the Law on Investment. According to the Decree, new categories have been released, such as: List of prohibited industries and conditional investments applied to foreign investors (Appendix I) List of industries with investment incentives and special investment incentives (Appendix II) List of geographical areas eligible for investment incentives and special investment incentives (Appendix III) The Decree comes into force since the signing date and replaces Decree No. 118/2015/ND-CP dated 12 November 2015, Decree No....

NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2021

2021-03-26
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Tax finalization for the year 2020 On 1st March 2021, Ha Nam Tax Department issued Official Letter No. 546/CT-TTHT providing some information about tax finalization for the year 2020 as follows: Deadlines for submitting CIT (Corporate Income Tax) finalization dossier: For companies having the same fiscal year with calendar year: the deadline for submitting the dossier is 31 March 2021. For companies having a different fiscal year with calendar year: Deadline is the last day of the 3rd month since the fiscal year-end. Some notes for CIT finalization Companies should determine and declare sufficiently the information in finalization form No....

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2021

2021-02-26
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Tax administration                                                    On 26th January 2021, Bac Ninh Tax Department issued Official Letter No. 110/CTBNI-TTHT guiding VAT, PIT returns, and invoice report. According to the OL, companies having a total revenue in the preceding year (i.e. 2020) more than VND 50 billion shall declare VAT and PIT monthly. Such companies shall submit invoice report and PIT receipt quarterly. In case they are high tax risk entities, they must submit the reports monthly.   PIT on commission Official Letter No. 164/CTBNI-TTHT issued by Bac Ninh Tax Department dated 3rd February 2021 handles a specific case in which a company hires a foreigner...

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2020

2021-01-29
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Tax administration Circular No. 105/2020/TT-BTC (Circular 105) guiding the implementation of the Law on Tax Administration No. 38/2019/QH14 and Decree No. 126/2020/ND-CP On 03rd December 2020, the Ministry of Finance has issued Circular No. 105/2020/TT-BTC to guide the implementation of the Law on Tax Administration No. 38/2019/QH14 and Decree No. 126/2020/ND-CP detailing the implementation of the Law on Tax Administration about tax registration. Circular 105 replaces Circular No. 95/2016/TT-BTC dated 28th June 2016 and Article 9 of Circular No. 156/2013/TT-BTC dated 06th November 2013 issued by the Ministry of Finance. This Circular comes into force on 17th January 2021. Taxpayers...

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2020

2020-12-22
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Tax administration Official Letter guiding Decree No. 125/2020/ND-CP (Decree 125) on administrative penalties applied for taxes and invoices On 12th November 2020, the General Department of Taxation issued Official Letter No. 4818/TCT-PC (OL 4818) which clarifies some new regulations in Decree 125, such as: Scope, subjects of the administrative penalties for violation in taxes and invoices; interpretation for some phrases using in the administrative penalties for violation in taxes and invoices; sanctioning principles for organizations or individuals commits multiple administrative violations; mitigating factors, aggravating factors; time limits for imposition of tax and invoice-related administrative violations; principles of determination of penalties...

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