Thứ Tư, 5 tháng 10, 2016

Tax obligations for foreign entity doing business in Vietnam

The applicable taxes including value added tax (VAT), corporate income tax (CIT) and personal income tax (PIT).


On August 6th 2014, the Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 103/2014/TT-BTC guiding the implementation of tax obligations that are applicable to foreign organizations and individuals doing business in Vietnam or having incomes generated in Vietnam.
Taxpayers: foreign contractors, foreign subcontractors; organizations established and operated under the law of Vietnam, organizations register to operate under the law of Vietnam, other organizations, individuals producing and trading.
The applicable taxes including value added tax (VAT), corporate income tax (CIT) and personal income tax (PIT).
Taxable income of foreign contractors and foreign subcontractors is income derived from the provision and distribution of goods; provision of service, service in association with goods in Vietnam on the basis of the contractor contract and subcontractor contract.
CIT Payable
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Revenue subject to CIT
x
CIT rate calculated on taxable turnover
Subjects liable for VAT: services or services associated with goods provided by foreign contractors, foreign subcontractors on the basis of the contractor contract, subcontractor contract to use for manufacturing, trading and consumption in Vietnam.
Incomes arising in Vietnam of foreign contractors and foreign subcontractors are earnings received in any forms on the basis of the contractor contract, subcontractor contract (except for cases specified in Article 2, Chapter I of this Circular), regardless of the place conducting business operations of foreign contractors and foreign subcontractors.
Circular specifically instruct the following cases:
1. Pay VAT by deduction method; pay CIT on the basis of cost and revenue declaration to determine taxable income.
2. Pay VAT and CIT by percentage on turnover.
3. Pay VAT by deduction method; pay VAT by percentage on turnover.
Issued together with Circular 103 is the tax declaration form for foreign contractor.
This Circular takes effect from October 1st 2014, replaces Circular No. 60/2012/TT-BTC dated April 12th2012 of Ministry of Finance guiding the implementation of tax obligation applicable to the foreign organizations and individuals doing business in Vietnam or having income in Vietnam.


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