Harnessing Vietnam’s Offshore Software Development Potential: A Catalyst for Global Tech Dominance

Today, businesses can source talent from various locations, including outside of their own country. This has opened up opportunities for businesses to access quality work and specialized skill sets from around the world. As a prime example, offshore software development involves outsourcing development operations to a partner in a different time zone than the company’s … Continued

Compliance Consulting in Vietnam: Ensuring Adherence to Government Regulations and Standards

A compliance consultant in Vietnam ensures that a business adheres to governmental regulations and standards. These consultants can work in various industries, such as banking, insurance, health, or oil, but typically have specialized knowledge in a specific area. They are usually tasked with identifying compliance concerns, implementing measures to mitigate risk, training employees, and handling … Continued

Vietnam’s Latest Legal News and Updates: Q4 2022 Roundup

Due to COVID-19, the residential market slowed down in 2021, but it will begin to pick up pace again in 2022. But in the fourth quarter of 2022, there were only 1,100 newly built apartments available for purchase, a 74% decrease from the third quarter and only 6.5% of the total supply expected in 2023. … Continued

The Most Common Tax Infringements in Vietnam and How to Avoid Them

Vietnamese tax law’s provisions are subject to yearly amendments. Therefore, tax infringements may occur if you are unaware of the changes. Operating a successful business in Vietnam requires maintaining a seamless operation while avoiding government audits, inspections, and fines. This is heavily dependent on having competent tax professionals who are up to date with the … Continued

Top 10 Questions about Hiring Foreign Workers in Vietnam

With one of the world’s youngest employee demographics and a rise in qualified skills and education infrastructure Vietnam is firmly placing itself as a viable location for business expansion out of usual spots like China. Due to the fact that there is still a lack of skills needed, especially for high-tech industries, there remains plenty … Continued

Navigating Annual Tax Returns (Tax Finalization) in Vietnam (2022 Update)

This article has been updated to reflect the 2022 annual tax return, known in Vietnam as “Tax Finalization” for complete accuracy. In this article, we will refer to Annual Tax Return as Tax Finalization.  If you are still confused and wonder how to go about this time-consuming task of navigating and understanding Vietnam’s annual tax … Continued

How a Professional Employer Organization in Vietnam can Help Your Business

Running a business in Vietnam can be expensive, primarily when operating a small or medium company. Therefore, more and more enterprises in Vietnam have outsourced their human resource, payroll, and other administrative tasks to a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) or employer of record in Vietnam. What is a PEO in Vietnam, then? PEO in Vietnam … Continued

How to Comply with Mandatory E-Invoices in Vietnam

In an effort to create an attractive business environment for foreign investors and reduce the complexity of Vietnam’s policy of digitalization, the Vietnamese government took a huge step towards becoming one of the most prominent and emerging global business hubs. One of these policies is by making some accounting features digitalized for ease of processing … Continued

High demand skills in Vietnam’s workforce and advice for businesses in 2022

With a bustling population of 100 million people, 51.6 million of whom belong to the capable labor force, and over half under the age of 35, Vietnam’s surprisingly young talent pool is the driving force behind the country’s resilient and sustainable economic growth.  However, such a large job market is not without its caveats. We’ve … Continued

Foreign Contractor Withholding Tax in Vietnam – What You Need to Know

In summary, the foreign contractor withholding tax occurs in Vietnam when a foreign company offers a paid service to any company in Vietnam. The Foreign Contractor Withholding Tax (also known as FCWT) was included in the Circular No. 103/2014/TT-BTC.

Payroll and HR Outsourcing in Vietnam

Vietnam provides foreign businesses with a young, well-educated workforce and a relatively inexpensive workforce. Employers should have a basic understanding of human resource management. Many companies primarily rely on HR outsourcing entities, particularly for advice related to recruitment, training, and payroll. Many multinationals report that they would like to outsource more of their operational HR … Continued