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Client Alert, October 2018 - Service Contracts in Vietnam, Risks & Concerns?


Service Contracts are a mechanism commonly used by Vietnamese entities to formalise and document arrangements with individuals, without the need to enter into formal employment agreements. 

However, caution needs to be applied when contemplating Service Contracts, as there are implications and tax consequences that Vietnamese entities should carefully consider before proceeding.

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Client Alert, September 2018 - Decree on E-invoices in Vietnam


The Vietnam Government released its Decree covering E-invoices in Vietnam on 12 September 2018. Decree 119/2018/ND-CP (“Decree 119”) on Regulations for Electronic Invoices when Selling Goods or Providing Services, sets out instructions which compel enterprises in Vietnam to move to using E-invoices by 31 October 2020, and cease using paper VAT invoices.

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Vietnam Tax Update September 2018


Our September 2018 publication on Tax and Accounting updates looks at business registration changes that simply a number of procedures, along with the regular review of recent Official Letters released by the Tax Authorities. The Official Letters cover foreign dividend payments, Personal Income Tax for foreign experts, deductibility for expenses that are paid through personal bank accounts, Foreign Contractors Tax on Software, and education payment exemptions for children of foreign employees.

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Vietnam Tax Update August 2018


Our August 2018 publication on Tax and Accounting updates overs changes to Social Insurance payments for branches, and highlights the proposed minimum salary increases for 2019. We also look at a selection of recent Official Letters released by Tax and related authorities in this publication.

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9 Common Payroll Errors for Vietnamese Companies


Payrolls in Vietnam are complicated processes, and are areas where mistakes can easily become the norm unless Vietnamese businesses are careful, consciously monitoring and reviewing their processes, procedures and calculations.


At Domicile Corporate Services, we undertake compliance and payroll reviews for companies in Vietnam, and commonly identify errors and mistakes for management to correct and amend. Below are our nine most common errors we see in Vietnamese payrolls when undertaking payroll compliance reviews:

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Vietnam Tax Update July 2018


Our July 2018 publication on Tax and Accounting updates in Vietnam covers discussion on upcoming e-invoice changes, along with changes to refunds and exemptions for importing goods. We also look at a selection of recent Official Letters released by Tax and related authorities in this publication.

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2018-2019 Vietnam Compliance Calendar

We have updated Vietnam Compliance Calendar for the 2018-2019 period, which provides an overview of the dates and obligations for Accounting, Taxation, Payroll and Statistical Lodgements for Vietnamese entities for the next 12 months.

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10 Common Mistakes Foreign Investors Make After Starting a Company in Vietnam (updated)


(first published 2016 -updated June 2018)

Establishing a company in Vietnam is a significant step for many foreign investors, and hopefully the beginning of a successful business undertaking. Anyone that has gone through the process of preparing for and submitting an IRC application (Investment Registration Certificate) for approval will understand the frustrations and substantial paperwork required in Vietnam just to commence the process.


Investors will usually use lawyers or professional service providers to undertake the (complicated and time consuming) company registration process for them, and will rely on these advisors to understand as much about the ongoing requirements that arise for their new company when it is established.

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