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Foreign tech giants like Facebook, Google, and YouTube will have to pay taxes in Vietnam under a draft circular, after years of invoicing their revenues out of the country.

Tax revenue from Google, Youtube, Facebook reaches $49.5 million in 2020

Tax revenues from online advertising business models of foreign organisations that do not have legal entities in Vietnam like Google, YouTube or Facebook hit VND1.14 trillion ($49.5 million) last year.

End of the game nigh for online tax dodgers

The age of unfettered freedom for online business and vendors is coming to a close as Vietnamese authorities are building policies to better trace these activities and collect the state’s due.

Cross-border taxation to bolster national budget

Collecting tax from cross-border platforms as well as people profiting from them is the government’s leading mission in 2021.

From Olympiad bronze medalist to Google engineer

A male student who won the bronze medal at the 2007 International Olympiad of Informatics (IOI) in Croatia is now a Google engineer in Silicon Valley in the US.

Tax administration of personal transactions with YouTube, Facebook, Google, Amazon to be tightened

The tax authority will coordinate with commercial banks to manage taxes with cash flow in and out of digital platforms such as YouTube, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix arising from transactions in Vietnam, including from individuals.

Law on Cybersecurity finds little purchase on overseas tech titans

Despite urging by the Law on Cybersecurity, few international companies handling the data of local customers have set up data centres in Vietnam.

Apple, Google remove game with illegal "cow's tongue line"

At the request of Vietnam, the game "Baby Panda’s World Travel" with the illegal "cow's tongue line" has been removed from the app store of the Android and iOS operating systems.

Vietnam’s digital economy to reach $14 billion this year

Vietnam’s digital economy is expected to reach 14 billion USD in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 16 percent, and will likely reach 52 billion USD in 2025, re-accelerating to nearly 29 percent in compound annual growth rate.

Vietnam’s internet economy growth ranks second in Asia: report

Vietnam’s internet economy has advanced by 39% annually since 2015 and is currently the second fastest-growing in Asia, with 68 million internet users in the country in 2020 and the figure is expected to reach 75.7 million by 2023,

Google share in Vietnam search market hits low on competition from Coc Coc

The search engine's share giant dropped by nearly 4.8 percentage points in August 2020 year-on-year.

Photo of Google’s made-in-Vietnam smartphone Pixel 4a leaked

This is Google’s latest smartphone model, which was first introduced to the market in early August after multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tax duty to be obligatory for Google, Facebook soon

Foreign organizations and individuals providing cross-border advertising services generating revenue in Vietnam must pay taxes and comply with Vietnam’s laws.

Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google face claims of 'harmful' power

The executives of the four US tech giants defend their records at a five-hour hearing in Congress.

Vietnamese people to travel confidently domestically: Google

Hanoi is among the top picks of Vietnamese travelers.

Vietnamese people to travel confidently domestically: Google

Travelers in Vietnam are expressing interest in future domestic travel, because the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way people will approach travel-related decision-making, according to the latest study by Google.

Google helps boost digital skills of workers in tourism sector

The HCM City Department of Tourism has been working in collaboration with Google to arrange training courses on July 9 that provide digital and marketing skills for state management officials and businesses that operate in the tourism sector.

Bank accounts of local advertisers to be drained for Facebook and Google tax arrears

Dozens of thousands of local advertisers of Facebook and Google are on edge since the Law on Tax Administration has come into force on July 1.

Vietnam closes in on tech app tax avoiders

Apple and Google are once again under fire over tax avoidance in Vietnam, with none of their revenues from their app markets being retained in the country. However, a new law could soon enable local authorities to take their cut.

Bkav unveils plans to produce low-cost 4G smart phones

Bkav has announced plans to produce the Bkav-C85 smart phone series to support 4G connectivity at a price of less than VND1 million (US$43) as the firm strives to reach the goal of universal 4G phones in the near future.