Vietnam issued Decree 34 extending the deadline for CIT, PIT, VAT, and land rental payments for 2022. The Decree is in effect until December 31, 2022.

The government issued Decree 34 to help businesses and individuals recover from post-pandemic effects and aid business recovery. Vietnam Briefing describes the tax incentives and how businesses can avail them.

To aid business recovery, Vietnam issued Decree 34/2022/ND-CP on extending the deadline for corporate income tax (CIT), personal income tax (PIT), value-added tax (VAT), and land rental fees for 2022. Decree 34 applies to business activities that have generated revenue in 2021 or 2022. The Decree took effect on May 28 and is valid until December 31, 2022. Decree 34 is similar to Decree 52 last year, which catered to businesses affected by the pandemic.

The Decree applies to companies, individuals, and businesses households (taxpayers). For VAT benefits, the Decree applies to taxpayers who have production activities in agriculture, forestry and fishery, food, textiles, rubber, metal production, electronics, automobiles, construction, and wastewater treatment.

For CIT and land rental fee benefits, the Decree applies to taxpayers in transport, accommodation, food and drink, education, labor, healthcare, computer programming, supporting industry products, credit institutions, and foreign banks.

Eligible taxpayers are granted a specific extension of tax payments of which details are as follows:

A descending deferral of VAT payment to eligible taxpayers for certain VAT-reporting periods, specifically:

The deadline for payment for VAT and PIT for individuals and business households such as SMEs is extended to December 30, 2022.

CIT payments for Q1 and Q2 will be extended by three months. So, for example, payment of Q1 CIT would be due by July 30, 2022. Of note, taxpayers should still consider the 75 percent rule when making provisional CIT remittances.

Land rental fees for taxpayers leasing directly from the government has been extended with a six-month duration from May 31 to November 30, 2022.

It is important to note that the tax deferral is not applied automatically, rather the eligible taxpayers must prepare and submit an application for tax and land rent deferral (either electronically or other methods) to the managing tax authority for their consideration.

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This article was first published by VietnamBriefing which is produced by Dezan Shira & Associates. The firm assists foreign investors throughout Asia from offices across the world, including in in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, India, and Russia. Readers may write to [email protected]

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