Tax Policy Export processing enterprises supplying goods to domestic market On 6 November 2023, Binh Duong Tax Department issued Official Letter No. 27077/CTBDU-TTHT on tax policy as follows: Export processing enterprises that sell goods to the domestic market (export or entrusted export to the domestic market) are not allowed to use foreign currency in the territory of Vietnam. Therefore, all transactions, payments, quotes, valuations, and price written in contracts of export processing enterprises when selling goods to the domestic market must be written in VND.   Invoice Issuance of invoice each time when applying enforcement measures to stop using invoices...



Tax Policy VAT deduction On 4 October 2023, the Government issued Resolution No. 164/NQ-CP with the following remarkable content: The Ministry of Finance has proposed to the National Assembly continue to apply 2% VAT reduction in the first half of year 2024. The national Assembly Standing Committee will consider and decide to apply it in case the economic and business situation remain weak and report to the Prime Minister before 7 October 2023.   30% reduction of land rent payable in 2023 On 3 October 2023, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 25/2023/QD-TTg with some notable points below:  – 30% reduction...



Tax policy Tax imposition of related-party transactions not following the market value According to the Official Letter No. 59259/CTHN-TTHT issued by Hanoi Tax Office on 15 August 2023, in case a taxpayer sells, buys, exchanges, and records goods and services not following the market value, or fails to comply with the regulations on declaration and determination of related-party transactions shall be imposed tax as regulated in Article 50 of the Law on tax administration No. 38/2019/QH14. The basis for tax imposition for taxpayers that are organizations is implemented according to Article 15 of Decree No. 126/2020/ND-CP which includes the tax...



Tax Policy  Tax audit process On 14 July 2023, the General Department of Taxation issued Decision No. 970/QD-TCT on the tax audit process as follows: The decision to regulate the tax audit process including tax audit at the tax office and at the taxpayer’s (enterprise) headquarters will be effective from 14 July 2023. Accordingly, the selection of enterprises for audit at the tax office is prioritized in the order of high risk and combined with the consideration of selecting enterprises that have not been inspected for more than 5 years (refer to point 1.2 of Section II of this Decision)....



Value-added Tax (“VAT”) Receiving donations to perform advertising services for the donors On 14 June 2023, Hanoi Tax Office issued Official Letter No. 41474/CTHN-TTHT detailing tax policy when one receives donations as follows: In case a party receives donations to perform services for the donors, such as advertisement service, the donation recipient must declare and pay VAT and CIT according to Clause 1, Article 5 of Circular No. 219/2013/TT-BTC, and Article 5 of Circular No. 78/2014/TT-BTC.   No penalty for not submitting invoice usage report from 1 July 2022 for taxpayers who have registered to use E-invoices   On 9...

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Tax Policy Value added tax (VAT) refund processing On 31 May 2023, the General Department of Taxation issued Decision No. 679/QD-TCT on VAT refund process; details are as follows: When a taxpayer submits an online tax refund application via the Portal of the General Department of Taxation (or other Portals), the application shall be processed as follows: Step 1: Application receipt The Portal of the General Department of Taxation automatically reviews the documents declared by the taxpayer on the Portal before receiving the application. Step 2: Issuance of Application receipt notice The Portal of the General Department of Taxation automatically...



Tax policy On 24 April 2023, the General Department of Taxation issued Official Letter No. 1482/TCT-KK and Official Letter No. 1483/TCT-KK on implementation of tax collection using tax payable identifier (ID). Details are as follows: Issuance and notification of payable ID code to taxpayers a) Issuing an ID for each amount payable of a taxpayer that has been recorded in the centralized Tax management systems (TMS), asset/real estate registration fee management applications, according to Section I of Appendix 1 of Official Letter No. 1483. b) Sending a notification of the IDs to the taxpayer. Sharing the tax payable IDs with...



Tax management Decree 12/2023/ND-CP extending the 2023 deadline for value added tax, corporate income tax, personal income tax and land-use rent payments On 14 April 2023, the Government issued Decree No. 12/2023/ND-CP on extending 2023 deadline for value added tax, corporate income tax, personal income tax and land-use rent payments; details are as follows: Value added tax (VAT) (excluding import VAT): Extending the tax payment deadline for VAT payable (including VAT allocated to provincial-level regions other than where the taxpayer is headquartered and occasional VAT) of tax period from March to August 2023 (in case of monthly VAT declaration), or...

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