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Recently, the Government has promulgated Decree No. 81/2018/ND-CP dated 22 May 2018 (“Decree 81”) guiding the Commercial Law on commercial promotion activities that will take effect from 15 July 2018, replacing Decree No. 37/2006/ND-CP dated 04 April 2006. Compared with Decree 37, Decree 81 only retains two forms of trade promotion including promotion and trade fairs, exhibitions. Hence, it could be implicated that the commercial advertising activities as per the former Decree shall now be governed by the applicable Law on Advertising. In addition, Decree 81 has some new provisions as follows:
We would like to bring you tax and legal updates in May 2018 with the following highlights influencing the corporate strategy and operation.
We would like to bring you tax and legal updates in March 2018 with the following highlights influencing the corporate operation and payroll.
For this February issue, we would like to highlight some major legal changes in Vietnam relating to the new penal code, amendment of provisions on logistics services business and extension of time-limit for dealing with current accounts of organizations without legal status as follows:
We would like to bring you tax and legal updates in February 2018 with the following highlights influencing the corporate operation and payroll.
We would like to bring you tax and legal updates in January 2018 with the highlights of amendments & supplements on Decrees related to Corporate Income Tax ("CIT") and Value Added Tax ("VAT"); import duty exemption; interest on late payment; deductible expense on of late issued invoice; cap for loan interest deductions of companies having related party transactions as well as other Personal Income Tax ("PIT").
On 15 January 2018, the Government promulgated Decree No. 09/2018/ND-CP detailing Law on Commerce and Law on Foreign Trade Management on activity of sale and purchase of goods and activities directly related to the sale and purchase of goods of foreign investors, economic organizations with foreign owned capital in Vietnam (“Decree 09”). This new Decree took effect from the date of promulgation and replaced Decree No. 23/2007/ND-CP (“Decree 23”).
We would like to bring you tax and legal updates in December 2017 with the highlights of the effect date of the new list of vietnam’s export and import goods, rice export business, clarification on the scope of vietnam’s competition law, several updates on CIT and PIT, DTA, VAT invoice for gifts to customer on Tet holiday.
As we have come to end of the year 2017, we are delighted to offer this “Compliance Calendar 2018” 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.
Please kindly find the bilingual calendar in the Downloads section below.
As we are welcoming 2018, We would like to bring you several special notable tax points in the targeted topic of Social Insurance ("SI").
The issue covers the following highlights: