Gov’t approves resolution to ease difficulties against businesses
16:52 | 11/05/2012

VGP – The Government has issued the Resolution 13/NQ-CP which covers a series of measures to ease difficulties against businesses and support the market in the wake of economic harships.

The measures include the extension of value-added and corporate tax payment, reduction of land lease fees, exemption of business rates for fish-catching and salt production households in 2012.

Six-month extension of value-added tax

The Government decided to offer six-month extension of value-added tax payment of April, May and June of this year for the following enterprises:

1- Small and medium-sized enterprises (excluding enterprises operating in the field of lottery, securities, finance, banking, insurance, and production of commodities and services subjected to special consumption tax.

2- Labor-intensive enterprises engaging in production and processing of agriculture, forestry and aquaculture products; garments; footwear, electronic equipment; socio-economic infrastructure works.

Nine-month extension of corporate tax payment

The Government also offered nine-month extension of corporate tax payment backwards since 2011 (excluding corporate tax items extended under the Decision 04/2012/QD-TTg dated on January 19, 2012.

Besides, households engaging in aquaculture and salt production are exempted from paying business rates in 2012.

50% reduction of land lease fees in 2012

The land lease fees of 2012 will be slashed by 50% under the Prime Minister’s Decision 2093/QD-TTg dated on November 23, 2011 on the reduction of land fees in 2011 and 2012.

For investors encountering financial difficulties, the Government decided to grant the maximum of twelve-month extension of land use fees. Provincial People’s Committees are assigned to consider and decide the specific extension deadline for each project.

By Thuy Dung

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