Minister Dao Ngoc Dung (right) proposed that the Japanese side exempt from residence tax and income tax for Vietnamese interns – Photo: GIA DAO
According to Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, up to now, the number of Vietnamese trainees has reached 370,000 out of nearly 500,000 Vietnamese living and working in Japan. This is a clear demonstration of the effectiveness of cooperation between the two countries.
Recently, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs has submitted to the Government and National Assembly of Vietnam to amend many contents related to the activities of sending Vietnamese workers to work abroad, and strictly handle violating enterprises. regulations on employee fees.
On the occasion of the discussion, the Minister suggested that the Japanese side consider the policy of salary and allowance for Vietnamese workers and interns in the context of the depreciation of the Japanese yen, and adjust the policy of accepting workers to attract more workers. young workers…
“In the past time, Vietnamese interns have been working very hard due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. Currently, the workers’ income has been reduced by about 30% due to the impact of the yen exchange rate,” the minister said. Dung shared.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung also suggested that Japan consider expanding the industry to receive Vietnamese interns in the fields of tourism, hotel services, restaurants, driving jobs; exempt from residence tax and income tax for Vietnamese interns, and at the same time implement the selection of specific skilled workers as prescribed in the agreement signed between the two countries.
“Currently, Vietnamese students and workers are being taxed residence tax and income tax, while Japan does not apply these two taxes to workers of many other countries.
Because of such double taxation, the remaining actual income of interns is very low, making it difficult to ensure the attraction of Vietnamese workers to participate in Japanese programs,” said Minister Dao Ngoc Dung. .
Noting the suggestions, Assistant to the Prime Minister of Japan Nakatani Gen said he would raise the opinions of Minister Dao Ngoc Dung at a meeting with Japanese authorities in December every year.
Mr. Nakatani Gen said more about the remuneration regime, the Japanese Ministry of Justice has been considering creating conditions for Vietnamese nurses and midwives to have a better working environment.