Under Article 186.3 of the Labor Code, for Employees who are not covered by compulsory SI, HI and UI, in addition to salary payment, Employers shall simultaneously pay Employees in their same salary period an amount equivalent to the level of payments for compulsory SI, HI and UI, and annual leave in accordance with the law. Since elderly Employees on pension are not subject to compulsory SI, HI and UI, Employers, upon hiring them, shall pay elderly Employees on pension and working in enterprises, amounts equivalent to payments of these mandatory insurance types plus annual leave payment in the same salary period in accordance with the law.
In terms of PIT related to Employees as resident individuals signing LCs with a term of 3 months or more, the additional payments in the said same salary period are regarded as incomes from salaries, wages liable to PIT. Employers shall make tax deductions under the partially progressive tax tariff pursuant to the PIT Law .
relating to annual leave payment for elderly Employees on pension, in practice,
enterprises normally apply the same annual leave to ordinary Employees as well
as to elderly Employees instead of paying them annual leave payments in the
same salary period as stipulated in Article 186.3 of the Labor Code. Accordingly,
annual leave days for elderly Employees who have worked for a period of 12
months or more under ordinary working conditions, will be counted as 12 working
days. Employees working less than 12 months will have annual leave days in
proportion to actual working time. If Employees have not taken annual leave,
they will get paid for the untaken leave days. Thus, if Employers apply annual
leave days for elderly Employees and they have used up the annual leave days as
regulated, then Employers shall not pay elderly Employees any additional
amounts for annual leave days in their same salary period and elderly Employees
are not subject to arising PIT from such annual leave payments.
Article 123.9 Law on SI
Article 12.2.a HI Law 2008, amended in 2014
Article 43.2 Law on employment
Article 25.1 (b) Circular 111/2013/TT-BTC dated 15/8/2013