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Read the latest publications, technical updates and thought leadership articles from KPMG.

Thought Leadership

Our publications to help business leaders across various sectors to develop a deeper understanding of the local and global economy.

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Quick reversals expected as the  new normal gradually replaces lockdown gloom     

As the pandemic situation begins to look up, a sense of revival in business confidence can be observed.  Warrick Cleine, Chairman and CEO at KPMG in Vietnam, shares his insight on this topic and the changes to expect in this rebound.
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The critical factor in successful technology transformations

What is the most important factor to the success of a complex technology transformation programme? Nguyen Thi Tram Anh, IT Advisory Partner at KPMG in Vietnam, shares KPMG's Technology Implementation Methodology and more on what that key factor is.

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KPMG 2021 CEO Outlook


Optimism is back in the boardroom. It’s been about 18 months since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, and the latest edition of our CEO Outlook survey gauges how leadership strategies and concerns have shifted during these demanding times. 
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OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework Agreement on BEPS 2.0  

On 1 July 2021, in a historic agreement, 130 countries approved a statement providing a framework for reform of the international tax rules. Learn more about the statements covered in the agreement in this article.

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IFRS - Is it the responsibility of only accountants? (VN article)

The difference between VAS and IFRS is expanding and creating numerous conflicts for companies. What are the benefits of IFRS adoption and what is the framework in Vietnam?

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The OnDemand Economy: Are You A Part of It?

The on-demand economy is accelerating the speed of  transformation all over the world. What is it and how have businesses adapted to the emerging market demands?

Concentrating on the practical, up-to-date guidance on financial reporting and legal requirements for your consideration.

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Tax Alert (3) October 2021

The Prime Minister has issued Decision 29/2021/QD-TTg dated 6 October 2021 to implement a special investment incentive policy covering Corporate Income Tax and land and surface rental fee.    

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Transfer Pricing Alert 

KPMG to underline new changes to the Advanced Pricing Agreement (“APA”) program, comments from the  General Department of Taxation ("GDT") on the reasons for the new points of Circular 45 and our insights from a professional perspective.      

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Tax Alert (2) October 2021

In this release, KPMG highlights some notable changes in respect of the tax payment allocation mechanism, principles of tax declaration and tax administration related to Circular 80. 


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Tax & Legal Update September 2021

In our latest September update, we would like to share the latest on Tax and Legal regulations. This includes the Draft Resolution on tax relief measures in 2021, CIT, VAT invoicing, as well as newest regulations on cross-border advertising services.

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Tax Alert September 2021

With an attempt to minimize the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses and the workforce, recently the Government has issued a series of Resolutions to support businesses and individuals to stabilise business, production and social security assurance.

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Immigration Alert September 2021

On 9 September 2021, the Government issued Resolution No. 105/NQ-CP.  As part of the Resolution, the Government ordered the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs to ease regulations on the issue and extension of work permits for foreign labour in Vietnam.

Vietnam at a glance

Overview of key  economic trends and  financial regulations that influence the landscape in Vietnam.

IFRS Academy

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SSC collaborates with KPMG to organize IFRS training program  (VN article)

KPMG Vietnam and the State Securities Commission (SSC) join forces to provide IFRS training to staff members from SSC, Hanoi Stock Exchange and Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange to catch up with the application of IFRS.

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Part 2: Infrastructure development contract - reality and solutions (VN article)

As explained in the previous article,   accounting infrastructure development contracts in Vietnam faces various issues related to intangible assets, depreciation of fixed assets and interest expenses. IFRIC 12 can suggest the solution.

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Part 1: Infrastructure development contract - reality and solutions (VN article)

The adoption of  International Financial Reporting Standards ( IFRS) may offer effective solution to unresolved issues in accounting infrastructure development contracts in Vietnam. 

Macroenvironment & Statistics

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Vietnam Investment Handbook 2021

In general, Vietnam promulgates a principle to treat local and foreign investor equally. However, at national privilege, Vietnam still restricts market entry of foreign investment in some...

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Invest in Vietnam: 2021 edition

Recent years observed the international economic integration through the participation into many free trade agreements/ communities such as the WTO, CPTPP, EVFTA, and UK-Vietnam FTA...

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Make in Vietnam: 2021 edition

As one of few economies in ASEAN and globally to achieve positive growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s GDP is estimated to have grown at 2.91% in 2020...

Sector & Industry

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Vietnam Supply Chain at a glance 

The supply chain practice of the past will no longer be sufficient to support the future marketplace in an optimal way.  This survey report will provide insights about the supply chains in Vietnam, in terms of ‘Where we are' to 'Where to go next' and 'How to go’.

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Cash and Working Capital Trends in Vietnam 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may mean that common working capital warning signs flare up earlier. Companies should monitor internal metrics and business partner performance for red flags, and prepare a list of contingency options....

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Approach to SWIFT Security Assessment

SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) is a vast messaging network used by banks and other financial institutions to quickly, accurately, and securely send/receive...

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Future of Digital Health in Vietnam

Over the past two decades, Vietnam has achieved laudable improvements in key quality of life metrics such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and access to affordable medicines...

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Customer Experience in the New Reality

In recent years, customer experience has become one of the key factors for a company’s success. More companies in Vietnam have realized the importance of customer experience... 

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Leveraging infrastructure investments for economic growth

The infrastructure sector has been an unsung hero of the COVID-19 crisis. Despite the complete disruption to how our economies operate and how we live our lives... 

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IFRS 9 for Banks

The IFRS Roadmap in Vietnam was officially announced in Decision No.345/QD-BTC on 16 March 2020 by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), a year after introduction of the draft version. Against the mandate by the MoF...

Updating the latest tax audit trends and changes in 2021. 

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Tax Audit Support webinar    

Presenting tax audit plan and trends in 2021, common issues focused by authorities and tax audit in transfer pricing as well as addressing several specific business concerns.  

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Our slides from the 2020 Tax and Legal Institute

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Macroeconomics and Tax Landscape

Presenter(s):
Mr Warrick Cleine
Chairman & CEO  

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Tax Policies Development & Practical Sharing

Presenter(s):
Ms Le Thi Kieu Nga
Partner, Corporate Tax
Mr Ta Hong Thai
Partner, Corporate Tax 

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Tax Audit & Dispute Issues

Presenter(s):
Ms Nguyen Thu Huong
Partner, Tax Dispute & Controversy  

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Legal Updates

Presenter(s):
Mr Nguyen Thanh Hoa
Partner, Legal Services  

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Global Mobility Services

Presenter(s):
Ms Andrea Godfrey
Partner, Global Mobility Services  

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Trade & Customs, Transfer Pricing Updates 

Presenter(s):
Mr Hoang Thuy Duong
Partner, Integrated International Tax
Mr Joseph Vu 
Partner, Integrated International Tax