Vietnam to slash tax incentives for casino developments in special economic zones

first_imgVietnamese officials are contemplating cutting previously agreed tax incentives for casino operators in the country’s special economic zones (SEZs).The draft law for Vietnam’s SEZs is expected to be discussed during a session of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly following criticism from some Assembly delegates that plans to offer tax incentives to gaming operators in Van Don in Quang Ninh Province in the north, Bac Van Phong in Khanh Hoa Province and Phu Quoc in Kien Giang Province in the south are too generous. Genting Malaysia withdraws Judicial Review over Resorts World Genting tax incentives Vietnam ponders easing casino investment requirements in Special Economic Zones Under the previous proposal, projects in Vietnam’s SEZs would be granted a 100% tax deduction for the first four years of operation, 50% for the next five years and 10% for another 21 years before reverting to the standard tax rate.The new proposal would see them paying preferential corporate income tax of 17% from the day of opening for the first five years and a higher excise tax, up from 10% to 15%, for the first 10 years. Unlimited land and sea lease exemptions would also be scrapped and the exemption period slashed to a maximum of 30 years in Van Don and Bac Van Phong and 20 years in Phu Quoc, according to local media. Genting Malaysia earnings per share to fall 9% following decision to dump Judicial Review into tax incentives: Maybank Load More RelatedPostslast_img read more