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Cross Border Tax Planning

Investment from overseas inevitably triggers international tax issues. Which taxes apply when profits, interest or other income is paid from Laos to overseas? To which services does Lao VAT apply, which the payer may have to withhold? How can the double taxation agreements such as with Thailand, Vietnam, China and Korea be used to reduce the taxes that apply in Laos? Which taxes apply to paying technical or management services to a recipient abroad? These and other practical tax questions are discussed in DFDL’s upcoming Tax Workshop in Vientiane, dedicated to cross border tax planning:

  • Which withholding taxes apply when paying dividend, interest, leasing and service fees overseas?
  • In which case does the Lao VAT apply to services performed by a non-resident service provider?
  • How to invoke Lao’s DTAs with Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, China, and Russia? What are the benefits?
  • Which taxes apply when assigning staff to Laos from abroad? 
  • Practical legal and tax planning tips for cross border income
  • Key points of attention on foreign exchange restrictions
  • Can a non-resident (foreign registered) company provide services in the Lao PDR without establishing
  • Legal considerations for assigning staff to Lao PDR


Edwin A. Vanderbruggen
Director, Regional Tax Practice

Senesakoune Sihanouvong
Legal Adviser

We are pleased to invite you to Settha Palace Hotel at 6 Pang Kham Street, Vientiane on 17 June 2010 at 2:00PM to 6:00PM (registration US$50 + 10% tax per person, includes printed documentation and refreshments). As our seats are limited, an early reply is necessary. Kindly click here for reservation or any inquiries.