Cekindo Business International is now InCorp Indonesia. Learn more.
InCorp offers a comprehensive range of solutions to ease the company registration process and help you create a viable roadmap for your business.
Get assistance from experts with a decade of experience in assisting international business owners expanding into Indonesia.
Avoid any bureaucratic complexity when closing your company by engaging with our experienced legal advisors.
What type of legal entities should you choose to register a company in Indonesia? We can assist you in choosing which is the best one to grow your business.
To help businesses survive during this unfortunate time, InCorp provides corporate recovery in Indonesia and insolvency services.
Granting an environmental permit in Indonesia needs an Environmental Impact Analysis (AMDAL) in advance.
Obtaining property & land ownership in Indonesia offers some challenges for foreigners. However, buying property in Indonesia is attainable with specific resources and documents.
Recent regulatory changes have a knock-on effect on Indonesia's Merger & Acquisition landscape. Check on how we can navigate you through your M&A in Indonesia.
InCorp provides Virtual Office services Indonesia in various locations: Jakarta, Bali, Semarang, Surabaya, and Batam.
Business process outsourcing in Indonesia is a viable option to streamline bureaucratic complexities that hurdle your business expansion objectives.
InCorp offers a complete range of accounting service Indonesia, from tax reporting to auditing.
With professional financial audit services from InCorp, you can ensure all accounting activities are accurately recorded and compliant with Indonesian regulations.
Using an Employer of Record service to set your roots in Indonesia opens the doors to new opportunities in the country.
Financial and Operational Resilience services from InCorp are developed to support businesses and help them survive during this difficult time.
Payroll services in Indonesia are a practical solution to avoid unnecessary complexities while you focus on growing your business.
Using a recruitment agency in Indonesia will help you hire the best candidates for your company, saving you time and money.
Tax consulting in Indonesia are the shortcuts to fulfill the administrative obligations with high accuracy and in a timely manner.
The Indonesian government promotes tax holidays as one of the fiscal incentives to attract major foreign direct investment in Indonesia.
Operating businesses in Indonesia, entrepreneurs must comply with the regulations accordingly, especially concerning taxes.
Immigration in Indonesia is one of the strictest and most complex processes due to its ever-changing regulations. InCorp provides a seamless experience in obtaining your stay and work permits.
Avoid any hassles by engaging with an experienced visa agent in Indonesia.
A dependent visa Indonesia is a document that allows foreigners to bring their family while settling down in the country.
Investor KITAS Indonesia is a stay permit that offers many benefits to investors that invest in the country.
Overseas Visas are required for Indonesians who are planning to stay abroad for an extended period of time.
KITAP is a permanent stay visa for foreigners who have intentions to stay in Indonesia.
Foreign retirees often find their plans stuck due to the complex visa application process. InCorp helps expedite the process.
Obtaining a social visa is daunting if you are not familiar with the country’s complex bureaucratic processes. Consult with us for a seamless Indonesian visa application experience.
Foreigners married to an Indonesian citizen are eligible for a spouse-sponsored KITAS.
Learn how to obtain an Indonesian tourist visa seamlessly and securely, directly from a trusted visa and travel agent.
Get assistance from a trusted visa agent in Indonesia to make your traveling plan to Indonesia even more convenient.
Expedite your Indonesian work permit application process by engaging with a trusted visa agent.
All imported goods must obtain permission granted by specific governing bodies prior to entering the local market.
Learn more about the cosmetic product registration services in Indonesia.
Learn more about exporting goods to Indonesia.
Learn more about the food & beverage product registration services in Indonesia
Learn how to go through halal certification in Indonesia directly from experts successfully.
Learn more about the health supplement product registration services in Indonesia.
Learn more about the household product registration services in Indonesia.
Learn more about importing goods from Indonesia
An Importer of Record in Indonesia is a legal service that enables companies to import products into Indonesia, through an import partner.
Learn more about the medical device registration services in Indonesia.
Register a trademark is necessary to avoid legal issues in the future. InCorp can help you with Trademark Registration services in Indonesia.
Compliance is one of the most challenging parts of business overseas, especially in a country packed with complex bureaucratic processes such as Indonesia.
Updating business documents to align with your company’s growth can be a hassle.
Due Diligence services are needed to assess the credibility of the company or partner you wish to work with or acquire in Indonesia
From Company Regulations to Employment Agreement Drafting, Employment law services from InCorp will help you to compliance with employment policy in Indonesia.
InCorp’s legal consultation services in Indonesia are crafted to help your business settle and fully comply with the latest regulations.
Organizations must continuously evolve and transform to remain competitive and relevant in today’s global environment ...
Companies face many opportunities and challenges as a result of a changing market and regulatory landscape ...
Adopting Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) practices can improve your company’s value ...
Risk Management services from InCorp Indonesia can assist companies in building confidence when making future business decisions ...
Transfer Pricing in Indonesia occurs when a company performs an internal transaction within the same business group or its subsidiaries
InCorp's transfer pricing advisory services in Indonesia are marked by the objective to support our clients' business needs.
Our transfer pricing services provide you with a hassle-free experience while still complying with the legal aspects of transfer pricing in Indonesia.
As the market-entry consulting firm in Indonesia, InCorp provides a wide range of customized solutions to ease the business incorporation process.
Both natural and legal persons are entitled to open a bank account in Indonesia. Find out how to open a bank account in Indonesia, here.
InCorp can help you find a trusted Buying Agent Indonesia for product sourcing in Indonesia. Contact us now for a free consultation.
InCorp can help foreigners to get the driving license in Indonesia, whether SIM A or SIM C. Check out the requirements and the procedure, here.
IMEI Registration in Indonesia is necessary to ensure telecommunication devices from abroad can function properly in Indonesia.
With offices in Jakarta, Bali, Semarang, SUrabaya, and Batam, InCorp is ready to assist you as a local partner and distributor in Indonesia.
InCorp can help you to select the trusted local partners to import and distribute your products in Indonesia.
Improve your business by knowing the market conditions in Indonesia through market research services in Indonesia.
InCorp can help you gain information about your competitor's product through mystery shopping.
Foreign contractor tax (FCT) is a specific kind of tax in Vietnam. The tax applies to foreign contractors, entities or individuals, who perform business activities and receive income in Vietnam. FCT is not a separate tax but it combines corporate income tax (CIT) or personal income tax (PIT) and value added tax (VAT) for the payments on foreign contractors.
The regulation of FCT has been revised from time to time since its issuance in 1995. In this article, Cekindo will provide you with guidance on how to calculate your foreign contractor tax in Vietnam based on the latest legislation.
Foreign contractors are responsible for FCT for services performed in Vietnam, excluding pure supply of goods and services performed and consumed outside Vietnam, and other services done entirely outside Vietnam (for instance training, repairs, promotion, advertising).
Payments that are subject to FCT are shown below:
Profits paid to foreign shareholders are not subject to remittance tax or withholding tax. However, 5% CIT withholding tax is still applicable on interest paid on loans by foreign companies. Besides, 5% withholding tax applies on interests paid on certificate deposit and bonds to foreign companies.
There are three options for foreign contractors to calculate their FCT:
Deduction Method or Declaration Method
The deduction method applies to a foreign contractor who has a permanent establishment in Vietnam or a project contract has a duration of more than 182 days.
In order to use this method, they need to have the Vietnamese accounting system (VAS) with a tax code obtained from the tax authorities. Through this method, the FCT can be deducted from total revenues.
The use of this method must be reported to the tax authorities by the Vietnamese party in 20 business days upon the signing of the contract.
A 20% CIT on net profits earned by foreign contractors will also be imposed. If a foreign contractor has several projects in Vietnam, once they use the deduction method for one project, they must use the same method for the rest of the projects.
Unlike the deduction method, direct method for FCT means FCT is calculated based on the foreigner contractor’s turnover percentage. The Vietnamese party is obliged to withhold and pay the taxes deducted from the payments, before paying foreign contractors.
In addition, the Vietnamese payer has to represent the foreign contractor in the submission of tax declaration and dossiers to the tax agencies. Tax registration for FCT must be completed by the Vietnamese party within 20 business days upon the signing of the contract.
Another option for foreign contractors is the hybrid method. The hybrid method for FCT indicates that a foreign contractor can pay the CIT with direct method and the VAT with deduction method.
Only a foreign contractor with permanent residency in Vietnam or has a project contract of at least 182 days is permitted to use this method.
Each calculation has its pros and cons, and not all of them are applied to all foreign contractors. Foreign contractors must meet the criteria set out within each method and only choose one method for their FCT calculation.
The team at Cekindo is highly experienced in taxation in Vietnam. We will advise you which FCT calculation option is suitable for you based on your current status and project details in Vietnam.
Take control of your FCT now by seeking professional advice from Cekindo. Get in touch by filling in the form below.