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Vietnam - Other taxes and levies

Vietnam - Other taxes and levies

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Social security tax

Are there social security/social insurance taxes in Vietnam? If so, what are the rates for employers and employees?

In Vietnam, there are statutory schemes on social insurance, health insurance, and unemployment insurance1.

Social insurance


  Employer Employee
Social Insurance 17.5% 8%
Health Insurance 3% 1.5%
Unemployment Insurance 1% 1%

Gift, wealth, estate, and/or inheritance tax

Are there any gift, wealth, estate, and/or inheritance taxes in Vietnam?

Yes, please refer to the previous section.

Income being foreign currency remitted by overseas Vietnamese to individuals in Vietnam is not subject to income tax.

Real estate tax

Are there real estate taxes in Vietnam?

Yes. Personal income tax is imposed on also income from overseas transactions. Any tax paid in overseas countries can be credited in Vietnam, but not exceeding Vietnamese tax liabilities

Sales/VAT tax

Are there sales and/or value-added taxes in Vietnam?

Standard VAT in Vietnam is 10 percent. Lower rates of 0 percent or 5 percent may be applied to some goods or services.

Unemployment tax

Are there unemployment taxes in Vietnam?

Yes. It is Unemployment Insurance, which is applicable to only Vietnamese national sign indefinite contracts or definite contracts with employers having 10 Vietnamese employees or more

Each of the employees and the employers are required to contribute 1 percent of the salary/wages used for social security contribution i.e. capped at 20 times of the monthly statutory minimum salary.

Other taxes

Are there additional taxes in Vietnam that may be relevant to the general assignee? For example, customs tax, excise tax, stamp tax, and so on.

Custom duty and special consumption tax may be imposed if the assignee brings various goods crossing the border of Vietnam. Goods subject to these taxes include laptops, perfumes, cigarettes, alcohol, electric wares, and so on at volume exceeding the limits.

1Paragraph 149 of Labor code, 1994 and Decree 58/1998/ND-CP of the Vietnamese Government on Health Insurance, 13 August 1998.

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