Vietnam Tax Health Check

Tax Health Check Service
Tax Health Check Service

Tax Health Check Service

In light of the continuous changes in Vietnam’s tax regulations, enterprises face potential tax risks in their operations. Drawing from our extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of accounting and tax laws, we recognize the significance of mitigating these risks through proactive preparation.

Premia TNC offers specialized tax health check services tailored to assist clients in identifying and mitigating potential tax risks and hidden exposures. Our service includes a comprehensive assessment to highlight and quantify potential tax risks, providing strategic recommendations to address these concerns and ensure compliance. This process not only helps mitigate errors but also establishes a positive rapport with the tax authorities, promoting a favorable tax compliance status for our clients. As seasoned tax consultants, our aim is to support businesses in navigating tax audits and managing income taxes efficiently. Here are some key points to look out for with a tax health check service.

Tax regulations in Vietnam

Vietnam’s tax regulations encompass a broad array of laws governing the taxation system within the country. These regulations cover various types of taxes, including corporate income tax, personal income tax, value-added tax (VAT), special consumption tax, and others. The tax system in Vietnam is subject to amendments and updates periodically to align with economic changes and evolving international tax standards.

Corporate income tax is imposed on the profits of enterprises operating in Vietnam, and the standard tax rate is 20%. Personal income tax applies to individuals and is levied on income derived from salaries with progressive tax rates ranging from 5% to 35%. Income from business activities, capital investments, and property transactions is taxed at a variety of different rates.

Value-added tax (VAT) is imposed on the sale of goods and services within Vietnam and the importation of goods, with varying rates from 0% (for certain exports) to 10% (the standard rate). A special consumption tax is levied on certain goods, such as alcohol, tobacco, and automobiles.

Vietnam’s tax regulations also cover compliance, reporting, deductions, incentives, and other provisions for specific sectors or business activities. It is essential for individuals and businesses operating in Vietnam to stay updated on these regulations to ensure compliance and mitigate tax risks.

What does a tax health check in Vietnam entail?

A tax health check in Vietnam is an assessment and review process conducted by tax professionals or consultants to evaluate a company’s tax compliance status, identify potential tax risks, and ensure adherence to Vietnam’s tax regulations. The primary aim of a tax health check is to ascertain the accuracy and completeness of a company’s tax records, identify areas of potential concern, and provide recommendations to address any issues found.

This evaluation involves a comprehensive review of a company’s tax processes, including its financial statements, tax filings, transactions, and compliance with tax laws. The tax health check helps to uncover any errors or discrepancies in tax reporting, identifies potential risks of non-compliance, and provides recommendations for mitigating those risks.

Additionally, a tax health check might also aim to optimize tax planning strategies, ensuring that the company is availing itself of any available tax incentives or benefits offered by the Vietnamese tax laws.

Conducting a tax health check periodically is a proactive measure that can help companies rectify any potential tax-related issues and ensure they are compliant with the tax regulations in Vietnam, thereby reducing the risk of penalties and optimizing their tax positions.

Methods of tax health checks and services provided

Service 1: Tax health check solution:

  • Provisional and year-end tax declarations are compliant with tax laws.
  • Conduct fieldwork to review the documentation.
  • Identify potential tax risks and offer recommendations.
Timeline: 1 to 3 weeks. Deliverable: Report detailing tax exposures, findings, and recommendations.

Service 2: Document implementation:

  • Avoidance of potential tax risks due to insufficient supporting documents.
  • Guide in documentation.
  • Assist in template creation and development.
  • Review the final documentation.
Timeline: 1 to 2 weeks. Deliverable: Templates, verbal advisory, and document recommendations.

Service 3: Tax audit assistance:

  • Mitigation of penalties during tax authority audits.
  • Attending tax audits.
  • Provide support with explanations and arguments for favorable tax treatment.
Timeline: 1 to 2 weeks. Deliverable: Input for tax audit minutes and progress report.

Service 4: Tax petition:

  • Appeal against unfavorable tax treatments.
  • Draft or submit petition letters defending the client’s tax position.
  • Arrange meetings with tax authorities.
Timeline: 3 to 8 weeks. Deliverable: Official response obtained from the tax authority.

How can Premia TNC help?

At Premia TNC, our dedicated team assists in executing a comprehensive tax health check for your business in Vietnam. We meticulously engage in fieldwork, thoroughly reviewing your documentation to identify potential tax risks and areas for improvement. Leveraging our expertise, we then provide custom-tailored recommendations aimed at mitigating these risks. With a well-structured approach, we ensure that our process spans an efficient timeline of 1 to 3 weeks. This timeframe allows our experts to deliver a comprehensive report that not only outlines potential exposures but also provides detailed, actionable recommendations. Our aim is to ensure your business remains compliant and well-prepared to navigate the intricacies of the Vietnamese tax landscape.


A tax health check is a thorough review conducted by experts to assess a company’s tax compliance status, identify potential risks, and ensure adherence to Vietnam’s tax laws.

A tax health check is crucial for businesses to identify and rectify potential tax risks, ensuring compliance with tax regulations and mitigating the possibility of penalties or legal issues.

Companies should conduct a tax health check periodically, typically annually or biannually, to ensure ongoing compliance and stay updated with evolving tax regulations.

The process includes a meticulous review of financial records, documentation, transactions, and compliance with tax laws. It aims to detect any errors, assess risks, and recommend corrective measures.

A tax health check helps in identifying potential errors, ensuring accurate tax filings, optimizing tax planning strategies, and ultimately reducing the risk of penalties while maintaining compliance with Vietnamese tax regulations.