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Mazars Vietnam Newsletter - Issue September 2017

Mazars’ Vietnam editorial team is proud to present its monthly newsletter for September 2017.The issue covers tax and legal updates including strategic, operational and payroll changes in regulations relevant to Corporate Income Tax ("CIT"), Value Added Tax ("VAT"), and several updates on Personal Income Tax ("PIT").

HIGHLIGHTED POINTS OF DRAFT LAW ON AMENDMENTS OF 5 TAX LAWS

On 15 August 2017, the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) held a press conference titled "Introduction of draft Law on amendments of five (05) tax laws". This project is part of the efforts of the MOF and the Vietnamese Government to restructure state budget revenue, ensure national financial security as well as to formulate a consistent tax policy in order to ease the difficulties for enterprises and be in line with international practice. As planned, the draft law is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly for approval in 2018 and will take effect as from 01 January 2019. The draft law has the following remarkable points:

SOCIAL INSURANCE LAW FROM 2018

As you may already be aware of, there are several important changes in the ways the compulsory insurances are applied and calculated as from 2018. Although they are not really new regulations, mostly based on the Social Insurance Law in 2014, this coming year of 2018 shall be a key milestone where new rules take into effect. We would like to highlight major points as follows:

MAZARS VIETNAM NEWSLETTER - ISSUE JULY 2017

Mazars’ Vietnam editorial team is proud to present its monthly newsletter for July 2017.The issue covers tax and legal updates including strategic, operational and payroll changes in regulations relevant to Corporate Income Tax ("CIT"), Value Added Tax ("VAT"), License fee, Foreign Contractor Tax ("FCT"), electronic invoice and Personal Income Tax ("PIT") as well as updates on International financial standards.

MAZARS VIETNAM NEWSLETTER - ISSUE JUNE 2017

Mazars’ Vietnam editorial team is proud to present its monthly newsletter for June 2017.The issue covers operational tax and legal updates including both operational and payroll regulations relevant to Corporate Income Tax ("CIT"), Special Consumption Tax ("SCT"), Foreign Contractor Tax ("FCT"), invoice issuance, tax administration on online trading and Personal Income Tax ("PIT") as well as updates on International financial standards.

MAZARS VIETNAM NEWSLETTER - ISSUE APRIL 2017

Mazars’ Vietnam editorial team is proud to present its monthly newsletter new format with enriched content. In addition to our usual tax and legal update we developed more diverse news including international regulation changes impacting Vietnamese subsidiaries, updates on International financial standards and interview with market experts on various financially related topics.
We trust the content will be insightful.

NEW TRANSFER PRICING DECREE IN VIETNAM

Vietnam’s Government has recently released a Transfer Pricing (“TP”) Decree No. 20/2017/ND-CP (hereinafter refer to as “Decree 20” or “the Decree”), providing tax administration applicable to enterprises having related party transactions. The Decree shall take effect from 1 May 2017.

2017, THE YEAR OF THE FIRE ROOSTER

2016 is gone and the year of the Monkey will soon leave place to a burning Rooster. So what does it mean for us, who are doing business in Vietnam? At Mazars Vietnam we are not fond of crystal balls, but we still would like to list down for you the most important changes to come that might impact your businesses.

Tax Labour Calendar 2017

As we have come to end of the year 2016, we are delighted to offer this “Compliance Calendar” in English and Vietnamese including periodic requirements of tax and labour compliance as stipulated in the latest legal documents. Any non-compliance will possibly subject to administrative penalties under prescribed laws and regulations. We would like to highlight the closing deadlines need your special attention as per below:

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