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Vietnam Uber to pay VAT

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  • 16 September 2016 | Richard Asquith

Vietnam Uber to pay VAT

The Vietnamese government has ordered Uber to pay 3% VAT on its taxi services. It will also be required to pay 2% corporation tax.  The Finance Ministry concluded that Uber's Dutch entity was acting as a non-resident trader liable to tax on local supplies.

In addition, Uber taxi drivers are required to pay 3% VAT and 1.5% income tax.

Uber services are paid for by credit card in Vietnam.  Uber retains 20% of the taxi fares it collects.  The Finance Ministry has agreed to allow Uber to settle the VAT and income due by its drivers directly.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.