1. Guidance for PIT on lucky draw prizes.
On 04th June 2018, Binh Duong tax department issued official letter no. 10134/CT-TT&HT as guidance on PIT on lucky draw prizes.
2. PIT withholding on cash promotion programs.
On 10th July 2018, Bac Ninh Tax Department issued official letter no. 1760/CT-TTHT as guidance for document preparation of cash disbursement of promotion program.
If the company runs promotion programs in form of cash disbursement to purchasers, which is in compliance with current regulations, and proper notification is submitted to relevant authorities (Department of Industry and Trade); if the promotion value is higher than VND 2 million, then the company is required to withhold 10% PIT and make PIT payment on behalf of the winner as per PIT regulations.
3. Payment voucher for allowance of transportation fees
On 30th May 2018, Binh Duong Tax Department issued official letter No. 9873/CT-TT&HT as guidance for Payment voucher for allowance of transportation fees.
If selling price as per distribution contract between the company and the distributors does include transportation fee to the distributor’s registered place of delivery; and the distributor is in charge of goods delivery; then the company shall pay for such transportation fee. Such transaction shall be treated as provision of transportation service to the company. Therefore, upon receipt of transportation fee, the distributor is required to issue VAT invoice to the company; declare and pay VAT as per current regulations.
4. Risk of shortfall of import tax and VAT on import.
Copyright, license fee can be counted as customs value of imported goods. Inaccurate assessment of customs value shall lead to shortfall payment of import tax and VAT on import; hence the company shall be exposed to tax collections of the shortfall amount. To avoid such risk, it’s noted that:
Customs value is the actual amount payable up to the first import border gate, being assessed using 6 methods, in which the most common one is transaction value method (Circular 39/2015/TT-BTC, article 5 to article 12).
Copyright, license fee related to the imported goods must be counted as customs value in case (Article 14, Circular 39/2015/TT-BTC):
5. Guidance to use e-invoice.
On 2nd July 2018, Bac Ninh Tax Department issued official letter no. 1678/CT-TTHT as guidance for e-invoice.
I. Purchaser’s signature
If the purchaser is not an accounting unit, or an accounting unit with sufficient documents and voucher served as proof of goods & service provision between the seller and the purchaser, then upon issuance of e-invoice, purchaser’s signature is not a compulsory item.
II. Omission of legal rep’s signature and corporate seal on converted invoice
If the legal representative already issued authorization letter to allow the seller’s signature on invoice, Bac Ninh tax department approves that the seller or the person converting e-invoice can sign on the converted version. The company shall affix corporate seal at the top left-hand corner of the converted invoice.
III. Amendment of issued e-invoice
If the e-invoice was already issued to client, and then turned out to be incorrect, the company is required to prepare and amendment minute which clearly states the mistakes with wet signature of the seller and purchaser. Issuance of amended invoice is in accordance with Article 9, Circular 32/2011/TT-BTC.