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Five cases where decisions on administrative penalties for tax or invoice-related violations are not made

The Government promulgates the Decree No. 125/2020/ND-CP, prescribing administrative penalties for tax or invoice-related violations.

Using e-invoices is not a must from November 1, 2020

This is the highlight of the Decree No. 123/2020/ND-CP on invoices and evidencing documents, in force on July 1, 2022.

Eligibility requirements for construction practicing certificates to be applied in 2021

Minimum eligibility requirements for granting construction practicing certificates to individuals for 2021 (briefly called practicing certificate) are regulated in detail in the Decree No. 100/2018/ND-CP dated July 16, 2018, specifically as follows:

Passengers entering Vietnam must be strictly managed at concentrated isolation zones

The National Steering Committee for Prevention and Control of Covid-19 disease issues the Official Telegram No. 1640/CD-BCD on the strengthened management of passengers entering Vietnam at concentrated isolation zones.

Employment protection measures to help accusers working under labor contracts

Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs issues the Circular No. 08/2020/TT-BLDTBXH, providing instructions on how to protect employment for accusers working under labor contracts as follows:

Procedures for interconnection between business registration agencies and social security agencies are now available for use

The Government has just promulgated the Decree No. 122/2020/ND-CP on the coordination and interconnection of procedures for registration of establishment of enterprises, branches, representative offices, preparation of personnel activities, grant of codes for entities participating in social insurance and registration for use of corporate invoices.

Resolving C/O-related issues arising from implementation of EVFTA

On October 5, 2020, the General Department of Customs issues the Official Dispatch No. Công văn 6464/TCHQ-GSQL on dealing with several issues arising from the implementation of the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Solar Calendar New Year holidays in 2021 for public officials, civil servants, public employees and general workers

Since Solar Calendar New Year day of 2021 is Friday (January 1, 2021), public officials, civil servants, public employees and general workers will be entitled to the following days of leave:

2021’s statutory minimum rate of pay: Need-to-know information for public office-holders and workers

Below is information about the statutory minimum rate of pay to be valid in 2021 that public officials, civil servants and public employees need to know as the wage policy in 2021 will no longer be the same as due to Covid-19 impacts:

General Department of Customs provides instructions about alcohol importation procedures

On September 29, 2020, the General Department of Customs issues the Official Dispatch No.6358/TCHQ-GSQL, providing instructions about customs procedures for importation of alcohol.

Contents of ethics training program for drivers and driver assistants are now available for use

On October 7, 2020, the Ministry of Transport issues the Decision No. 1900/QD-BGTVT regarding the curriculum framework and materials for transport service and traffic safety training program for drivers and driver assistants of transport companies.

New regulations regarding days of annual leave, public holidays or personal days of employees coming in use from 2021

From January 1, 2021, various new regulations regarding days of annual leave, public holidays, New Year holidays, and personal days of employees under the 2019 Labor Code will be officially effective.

Regulations on exemption from energy audit requirement for transport activities now available to take effect

On September 29, 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Trade promulgates the Circular No. 25/2020/TT-BCT, regulating the planning and reporting of the implementation of the plan for economical and effective use of energy; conduct of energy audits.

Maximum interest rates on Vietnamese-dong deposits to take effect from October 1, 2020

State Bank of Vietnam issues the Decision No. 1729/QD-NHNN on interest rates applied to Vietnamese-dong deposits of entities and individuals at credit institutions and foreign bank branches.

Short-term loan interest rate ceilings in Vietnamese dong continues to drop

State Bank of Vietnam issues the Decision No. 1730/QD-NHNN on maximum interest rates on Vietnamese-dong short-term loans of credit institutions and foreign bank branches prescribed in clause 2 of Article 13 in the Circular No. 39/2016/TT-NHNN as follows:

Vietnamese enterprise’s required documents submitted to apply for house air waybills

On September 28, 2020, the Ministry of Transport promulgates the Circular No.21/2020/TT-BGTVT, amending and supplementing certain Circulars on aviation transport.

Fine of up to 3 million dong to be imposed for an act of compelling other persons to drink alcohol

The Government has promulgated the Decree No. 117/2020/ND-CP, prescribing administrative penalties for violations arising in the healthcare sector.

Validity of diplomatic or official passports issued overseas is now regulated

On September 25, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs promulgates the Circular No. 04/2020/TT-BNG, providing guidance on the issuance, renewal or revocation of diplomatic or official passports, and diplomatic notes requesting visas from foreign countries.

Instructions for implementation of preferential tariff rates under EVFTA are now available for use

The General Department of Customs has just issued the Official Dispatch No. 6283/TCHQ-TXNK regarding implementation of the Decree No. 111/2020/ND-CP dated September 18, 2020, including the following instructions:

Enterprises earning the maximum revenue of 200 billion dong in 2020 are granted 30% deductions from their CIT payments

This is the highlight of the Decree No. 114/2020/ND-CP, providing instructions for implementation of the Resolution No. 116/2020/QH14 regarding the deduction from the payment of CIT accrued in 2020 for enterprises, cooperatives, public service units and other entities (commonly called enterprises).
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