The Netherlands-based Uber BV Company has completed its remaining tax arrears payment of 53 billion VND. (Photo: vneconomy.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – The Netherlands-based Uber BV Company has completed its remaining tax arrears payment of 53 billion VND (2.26 million USD), immediately after the firm withdrew its petition against the Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tax department.

According to the deputy general director of the department, his agency in early September 2017 issued a decision on the punishment of administrative violations on tax and collection of over 66.68 billion VND of arrears for Uber BV.

However, Uber BV paid only 13.3 billion VND (568,761 USD) and refused to pay the remaining 53 billion VND, which included the value added tax and personal income tax payable by its drivers. It made a complaint to the Ministry of Finance and sued the tax department to the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court.


In late March 2018, Uber BV stopped operations and closed all offices in Vietnam by merging with Grab, causing difficulty for the municipal tax department in collecting tax arrears from the firm.

However, on July 26, Uber BV withdrew its petition against the department. The municipal People’s Court decided to suspend Uber’s administrative law suit against the department.

The Department said the firm was fined for wrongful declaration, resulting in a shortage of tax of nearly 10.3 billion VND (440,469 USD), and payable tax arrears of nearly 51.48 billion VND (over 2.2 million USD).

In addition, the company also has to pay a late payment of 4.9 billion VND (209,494 USD) as of August 31, 2017. –VNA