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Instructions for declaring license tax online in Vietnam

Currently, most businesses declare their license tax online due to the convenience and speed of going through the system. However, some businesses still declare incorrectly, leading to a lot of wasted time. In the following article, Viet An Law Firm – Tax Agent would like to provide instructions for declaring license tax online as follows.

Legal basis

  • Law on Tax Administration 2019.
  • Decree 139/2016/ND-CP regulating license fees, amended and supplemented by Decree 22/2020/ND-CP and Decree 126/2020/ND-CP;
  • Circular 302/2016/TT-BTC guiding license fees, amended and supplemented by Circular 65/2020/TT-BTC;
  • Circular No. 80/2021/TT-BTC on the elaboration of some Articles of the Law on Tax Administration and the Government’s Decree No. 126/2020/ND-CP on the elaboration of some Articles of the Law on Tax Administration, as amended and supplemented by Circular 13/2023/TT-BTC and Circular 43/2023/TT-BTC.

What is the license tax in Vietnam?

License tax is a common term in the business world when referring to the amount of money that must be paid annually or when starting production or business based on the charter capital recorded in the business registration certificate/investment capital. investment recorded in the investment registration certificate (for organizations) or annual revenue (for business households and individuals).

In legal terms, the correct name of this amount of money paid into the state budget is license fee, which is governed by regulations on fees and charges, not tax regulations. However, the Law on Tax Administration 2019 also has the scope to simultaneously regulate license fees, so the above naming also partly comes from the above regulations.

Obligation to declare business license tax

Pursuant to Article 2 of Decree 139/2016/ND-CP stipulating that the person obliged to submit license fee declaration documents are organizations and individuals engaged in the production and trading of goods and services, including :

  • Enterprises are established according to the provisions of law.
  • The organization was established under the Cooperative Law.
  • The public service unit is established according to the provisions of law.
  • Economic organizations of political organizations, socio-political organizations, social organizations, socio-professional organizations, people’s armed units.
  • Other organizations engaged in production and business activities.
  • Branches, representative offices and business locations of the above organizations.
  • Individuals, groups of individuals, and households engaged in production and business activities.

Note: The following subjects are exempt from license fees according to Article 3 of Decree No. 139/2016/ND-CP amended by Decree No. 22/2020/ND-CP, including:

  • Individuals, groups of individuals, and households engaged in production and business activities with annual revenue of 100 million VND or less.
  • Individuals, groups of individuals, and households with irregular production and business activities; There is no fixed location according to instructions from the Ministry of Finance.
  • Individuals, groups of individuals, and households produce salt.
  • Organizations, individuals, groups of individuals, households that farm, fish, and provide fisheries logistics services.
  • Commune cultural post office; Press agencies (print press, audio press, visual press, electronic press).
  • Cooperatives and unions of cooperatives (including branches, representative offices, and business locations) operating in the agricultural sector according to the provisions of law on agricultural cooperatives.
  • People’s Credit Fund; branches, representative offices, business locations of cooperatives, cooperative unions and private enterprises doing business in mountainous areas. Mountainous areas are determined according to the regulations of the Committee for Ethnic Minorities.
  • Exemption from license fees in the first year of establishment or production and business activities (from January 1 to December 31) for newly established organizations (dependent units of organizations) and households Families, individuals, and groups of individuals starting production and business activities for the first time.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises converted from business households (as prescribed in Article 16 of the Law on Support for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) and dependent units are exempt from license fees for a period of 03 years from the date of issuance of the certificate. Register your business for the first time.
  • Public general education establishments and public preschool education establishments.

The time limit for paying license fees

According to the provisions of Decree 126/2020/ND-CP, which is still in effect, the deadline for submitting license fee declaration is January 30 every year after the year of establishment or commencement of production and business activities. joint.

In case there is a change in capital during the year, the license fee payer shall submit the license fee declaration no later than January 30 of the year following the year in which the change information occurred.

Note: Business households and individuals do not have to submit license fee declaration documents, so they do not have to comply with the license fee payment deadline. Instead, the payment of license tax will be based on the notification from the Tax Authority as prescribed in Article 13 of Decree 126/2020/ND-CP.

Instructions for declaring license tax online in Vietnam

Necessary documents include a digital signature and a registered business account for electronic tax payment.

Step 1. Log in to the electronic tax system

Please access the link: https://thuedientu.gdt.gov.vn/ , select “Enterprise ” then select “sign in”. Next, the screen displays login information. You enter your Company’s login information and need to register for a tax code and fill in the confirmation code. Then select “Sign in”.

Step 2: Register the declaration

This case applies to businesses that have not yet registered their license tax declaration.

Select “Tax declaration“/ Select “Register declaration“/ Select “Register additional declaration ” as shown below:

Step 2: Register the declaration

After you have selected “register for additional declarations”, the screen continues to display all declarations that you have not yet registered. Here, you move to the License Tax section and select the declaration “01/LPMB – License Tax Fee Declaration (TT80/2021)” then select “Continue” as follows:

Step 2: Register the declaration

After choosing to continue, you need to confirm again.

Step 3: Select the declaration and update information for the declaration

After you have registered the declaration, your next job is to select the license tax declaration to perform the lookup. To do this step, please select ” Tax declaration ” / Select Online tax declarationSelect tax declaration “01/ LPMB – License tax fee declaration (TT80/2021). Details as photo below.

Step 3: Select the declaration and update information for the declaration

After selecting, please select “Declaration type” / Select “Tax declaration period” and select “Continue“.

Step 3: Select the declaration and update information for the declaration

The screen displays the license tax fee declaration form. Please fill in the information of the unit that needs to be declared. The information includes:

“Declaring official or additional license fees”: This section you just need to check.

If you use the tax agent service, you must fill in all the information of the tax agent including name, tax code, address, district, province/city.

Fill in the company’s charter capital on the business registration. When you fill in, the license tax rate will automatically jump accordingly.

In case your company has a dependent accounting unit in the same locality, you must declare additionally. If you have more than one dependent accounting unit in the same locality, you can choose to add a line and make an additional declaration.

After completing the declaration, please check the declaration again and then click “Complete declaration“.

Instructions for declaring license tax online in Vietnam Step 3: Select the declaration and update information for the declaration

Note: all step of this procedure is completed in Vietnamese. English is not available.

Above are instructions for declaring license tax online in Vietnam. Viet An Tax Agent is pleased to support your business with procedures for full tax declaration services and a number of services related to tax accounting services, please contact us for detailed instructions.

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