On 23 April 2019, a draft Economic Substance Code (the draft Code) was issued by the British Virgin Islands International Tax Authority (ITA) as a supplementary to the Act but not deemed legally binding. It details the guidance on how to meet the economic substance requirements, the legislation interpretation and the scope that ITA will carry out its functions.
n April 2019, the Ministry of Finance released Circular 18/2019/TT-BTC (“Circular 18”) to repeal the contents of Circular 134/2014/TT-BTC dated 12 September 2014 (“Circular 134”) guiding the procedures for extending the deadline for VAT payment at import stage and VAT refund related to machinery and equipment imported to create fixed assets of investment projects. The new circular will take effect from 20 May 2019.
The General Department of Taxation has announced the termination of operation of online tax declaration and online tax payment systems in 15 provinces. These two systems are replaced by a new online tax service system (eTax). The replacement took effect from 6 May 2019.
On 1 February, the National Office of Intellectual Property published Notification 1926/TB-SHTT on its website to announce the application of certain articles of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership relating to intellectual property.
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