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Lao People’s Democratic Republic: VAT reduced to 7% under changes to Laos tax laws

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During the last week of December 2021, the Ministry of Justice published the law amending certain provisions of tax laws No. 01 / NA, dated August 7, 2021, in the Official newspaper. The law will come into force on January 1, 2022.

The most notable changes relate to value added tax (VAT), which are summarized below.


The new law also makes changes to fiscal management, income tax and excise tax laws, on which Tilleke & Gibbins will provide updates in due course.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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