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Vietnam taxes

Want to setup a company in Vietnam? This will tell you about the specific tax laws and rates for a LLC - (Wholly Foreign Owned) which is the most common company type in Vietnam.

Vietnam resident entities are liable to corporate tax on their worldwide income. The headline estimated rate for income remitted, from our research, and this is not personal tax advice, is 20%. Vietnam may not have exemptions to transfer in foreign earned profits. Taxes are reasonable in Vietnam as the income corporate tax rate is 20%. This ranks Vietnam as 70th overall in terms of corp. taxation rate internationally. Vietnam may have higher tax rates on income from operations of oil, gas or natural resources. Certain companies involved in certain activities in economically disadvantage areas may have reduced rates of 17%, 15% or full exemption.

The value added tax (VAT) rate is 10.00%, that ranks Vietnam as 46th overall in terms of VAT taxation rate internationally. In terms of other taxation, an employer will contribute 22% to the equivalent of a social security fund and an employee will contribute 10.5%. The overall complexity of the tax system is high. This is measured by average time to comply with a country's labor tax requirements is as it is 335hours. Contributing to this is the number of yearly labor tax payments, which is 1 in VN.

Thin cap restrictions aren't in effect. Thin capitalisation refers to any sort of laws on a business and the debt-to-asset ratios. Dividends between resident companies are not taxable. Dividends received from foreign entities may be taxable, but a tax credit for foreign tax paid up to Vietnam tax rate may be available. A dividend is a payment of earnings of the business, determined by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders. Dividends can be either cash payments, shares of stock, or other property. Capital Gains are usually subject to Corporate Income Tax. A capital gains tax is levied on the profits that a corporation or natural person realizes when they sell sells a capital asset for a price that is higher than the purchase price.

There is no withholding tax on dividend payments to non-resident entities. However, a 5% withholding tax may apply if dividends are paid to foreign-individuals. Interest and royalties paid to non-resident entities are subject to a withholding tax rate of 5% and 10%, respectively.
There is no known tax on wealth in Vietnam. There are inheritance and real property taxes. We are aware of popular and well known research and development tax incentives in Vietnam.

The above is not tax or legal advice for your particular circumstances. We are able to refer you to an expert in Vietnam who can properly advise you. Ready to get started? Click the free consultation button above or press incorporate now if you are in a hurry.

It takes approximately 217 hours to file and prepare documents for a Vietnam Civil Law.
The corporate tax is approximately 20% which is 70 in the world.

Owners of a company in Vietnam are not allowed to carry back a loss and may be allowed to carry forward a loss for 5 years.

The vat rate in Vietnam is 10% which ranks 46 in the world.

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Wealth tax
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47Tax treaties
20%Offshore Tax
20%Corp rate
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217Corporate time
10%VAT rate
20%Capital gains
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Vietnam Tax Treaties

CountryTypeDate signed
DTC 1994-09-07
DTC 2009-05-08
DTC 1997-11-14
DTC 1994-03-24
DTC 1995-05-31
DTC 2005-10-04
DTC 1995-09-07
DTC 1994-08-31
DTC 1994-08-26
DTC 1996-11-26
DTC 2008-03-10
DTC 1992-04-13
Saudi Arabia
DTC 2010-04-10
United Arab Emirates
DTC 2009-02-16
Czech Republic
DTC 1997-05-23
DTC 2014-10-15
South Korea
DTC 1994-05-20
Hong Kong
DTC 2008-12-16
New Zealand
DTC 2013-08-05
DTC 2009-04-08
DTC 1995-06-01
DTC 2008-10-27
Japan DTC 1995-10-24
DTC 2002-04-05
DTC 2001-11-21
DTC 1996-03-04
United Kingdom
DTC 1994-04-09
DTC 2008-11-24
DTC 2014-12-09
DTC 2001-11-14
DTC 2004-03-25
DTC 2010-04-13
DTC 1996-05-06
DTC 1997-12-22
DTC 2007-08-16
DTC 1993-05-27
San Marino
DTC 2013-02-14
DTC 1993-02-10
DTC 1995-05-17
DTC 2014-07-08
DTC 1995-01-24
DTC 1994-03-02
DTC 1996-02-28
DTC 1995-11-16
DTC 2008-06-02
DTC 1996-04-08
DTC 2005-07-03

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