Tax Reporting and Other Corporate Compliance in Vietnam: Deadlines for 2021

Posted 24.03. 2021 by Cekindo

Vietnam has seen a remarkable rise in the number of businesses in recent years. A successful business in Vietnam is built on several foundations, including tax reporting and corporate compliances.

The deadlines for 2021 compliance in Vietnam is coming. So is your company ready to meet the deadlines and avoid hefty fines and penalties?

Tax Compliance and Other Corporate Regulations in Vietnam

There are many business and legal challenges that Cekindo’s experienced team can help you handle easily. Here are some of the highlights:

1. Requirements for Report Submission

Below are the compulsory reports that companies need to submit:

Tax Authority:

  • Business license report.
  • Tax finalisation report (VAT, PIT, CIT).
  • Using invoice report.
  • Financial statement (FS auditted for FDI companies).

Labor Department

  • Employment and labor report
  • Registration of internal policy.
  • Salary scale system report.

Statistic Department:

  • Statistic report
  • Annual Financial statement

DPI Department:

  • FDI reports

2. Vietnam Taxation Compliance Deadlines

There are four fiscal periods in Vietnam that foreign companies can choose from:

  • January 1 – December 31
  • April 1 – March 31
  • July 1 – June 30
  • October 1 – September 30

If foreign businesses don’t opt for a specific fiscal year, the fiscal year period is automatically to be from January 1 – December 31.

Critical compliance deadlines of CIT finalisation and Financial Statement are mostly in the first quarter of a fiscal year.

3. Tax Payment Deadline:

  • The due date for tax payment is same the due day of tax reports submission.
  • For PIT final payment is no later than 31st March of the following year.
  • For CIT final payment, deadline is no later than the last day of the following fiscal year.

According to Point b – Clause 6 – Article 8 – Decree 126/ND-CP/2020 dated 19th Oct 2020 regulate:

“The total amount of provisional corporate income tax paid in the first 03 quarters of the year shall be at least 75% of the terminal tax. Otherwise, late payment interest shall be charged on the arrears over the period from the deadline for paying corporate income tax of the third quarter to the date of payment of the arrears”.

4. Annual Business License Fee and Business License Declaration:

Companies must to pay their annual business license fee before January 30 in yearly.

In case of any change in the ERC, which affects the business license payable amount (such as: opening more branches, opening more representative offices; increasing or reducing capital …) then the company must submit a business license report no later than 30th January of the following Calendar year.

Depending on your company’s registered charter capital, the amount of business license tax can be categorized into the following:

  • Registered charter capital of no more than VND 10 billion (US$430,000): VND 2 million (US$85) annual business license tax.
  • Registered charter capital of more than VND 10 billion (US$430,000): VND 3 million (US$130) yearly business license tax.
  • Representative offices (for Entity in Vietnam), branches, public service providers, business locations, and other business organizations: VND 1 million (US$40) yearly business license tax.

5. Report Submission Deadlines:

Most report submission deadlines fall in the first quarter of the following year – last day of March. And Vietnam authorities may require companies to submit specific reports annually, bi-annually, quarterly or monthly:

a. Annual submission

  • Information on Business license (business license declaration (if any) and business license fee)
  • Financial report (audited for FDI) that includes profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash flow, financial statement note.
  • Corporate income tax finalisation and personal income tax finalisation
  • Employment and labor report.
  • Registration of internal policy (if any change)
  • Salary scale system report (if any change)
  • Statistic report.
  • Financial report to Statistic Department.
  • FDI reports

b. Bi-annual submission

  • Employment and labor use report

c. Quarterly submission

  • Personal income tax payment and declaration
  • Corporate income tax payment
  • Value-added tax payment (if any) and declaration
  • Using invoice report (in case the company incurs revenue and registerred to use tax invoice)
  • Foreign employment and labor use report

d. Monthly submission

  • Value-added tax payment (if any) and declaration
  • Using invoice report (in case the company incurs revenue and registerred to use tax invoice)

Tax Outsourcing with Cekindo for 100% Compliance

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