Seminar: How to Overcome the Complexity of the Foreign Contractor Tax in Vietnam

WHEN: Thu, July 7 from 8:15am – 5:30pm
WHERE: Legend Hotel Saigon, 2A-4A Ton Duc Thang Street, Dist.1, HCMC

A practical seminar entitled “How to Overcome the Complexity of the Foreign Contractor Tax in Vietnam” will be organized by Irving Seminar and Training.

Foreign Contractor Tax (FCT) is fairly complex in practice. Different tax rates and values apply to different business lines. FCT issues are often highly frequent, important and difficult in the business of many enterprises. An incorrect understanding of the FCT liability may result in penalties, interests or in overpaying taxes that are actually not even due. Enterprises cannot always engage tax consultants for each and every payment. It is, of course, quite beneficial to enterprises that they dispose over a good understanding of how the FCT applies to the payments they make.

In this one day in-depth seminar, well-known experts of the advisory profession such as Baker & McKenzie, Deloitte, DFDL Mekong, EP Legal and Ernst & Young will share their valued knowledge and practical experiences with the course registrants. A detailed course program has been designed to meet the needs of key staff of enterprises in this regard. The objective is to provide a detailed practical understanding of the application of the tax, so that registrants are able to determine the tax consequences of real-life cases in their enterprise.

Key points:

•Which withholding taxes apply to construction, installation and supply of services?
•Split services from equipment or not? Pros and cons
•How to obtain exemptions based on the double taxation agreement?
•Pan Special issues for assigning staff and management fees
•Onshore and offshore services: common pitfalls and how to avoid them
•Does the FCT apply when the payment is made from abroad?

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Seminar fee

•Registration fee: 480 USD/delegate
•Vietnam Translation: please ask for more information
•Register in group of 3 person and above will enjoy extra 10% discounts

Early bird discount: 435 USD/delegate for early registration and payment before June 17th, 2011

For further information and registration, please contact us via:

o Ms. Hien Nguyen – Tel: +84 989 873 868 – Email: [email protected]
o Ms. My Phan – Tel: +84 902 501 577 – Email: [email protected]
o Ms. Jean Bui – Tel: +84 902 381 577 – Email: [email protected]
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