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Tax and customs in Vietnam

Vietnam has signed a double taxation agreement with the UK.

Vietnamís General Department of Taxation has responsibility for tax matters.

Corporate Income Tax ( CIT)

Enterprises are subject to tax rates under the CIT Law. Standard CIT rate is 22% and will be further reduced to 20% from 2016. Businesses operating in certain sectors are subject to higher CIT rates.

Tax incentives are granted to businesses investing in some:

  • Priority sectors
  • Specific locations
  • Large projects

Value Added Tax ( VAT)

VAT applies on the duty paid value of imported goods. The importer must pay VAT to customs authorities at the same time they pay import duties. Different rates of VAT are applied to different goods and services. Generally, the rate is up to 10%.

Other taxes and fees

Special Sales Tax (SST) is applied to the production and import of certain commodities. The commodities include:

  • Cigarettes
  • Liquor and beer
  • Most automobiles
  • Services such as casinos, gambling, lotteries, golf clubs, etc

Other taxes and fees include:

  • Foreign contractor tax
  • Natural resources tax
  • Environment protection tax

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