New regulations on work permit applications and tax treatment of immigration fees

18 October, 2017

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (“MOLISA”) has issued a new Circular on online work permit applications.  

The General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) has issued a new official Letter on the tax treatment of immigration fees. 

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Customs Update: Stricter checks on application of special preferential import tariffs

Recently during some post-clearance audits, there have been a number of cases of Customs rejecting submitted Certificates of Origin (“C/O”) claiming special preferential import tariffs in accordance with Free Trade Agreements between Vietnam and other countries. Customs seem to be more stringent on the verification of the validity of the C/O before such C/O is accepted to allow the importers to apply the rates committed in the FTAs.

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Richard J. Irwin
Chairman/Partner, Tax Services, PwC Vietnam
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