Many Incentives When Investing in Solar Power Projects

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According to Decision No. 11/2017/QD-TTg, organizations and individuals involved in the development of solar power projects are entitled to investment, tax and land incentives.

Specifically, organizations and individuals involved in the development of solar power projects can legally mobilize capital from domestic and foreign organizations and individuals to invest in the implementation of solar power projects in accordance with the provisions of current law.

Solar power projects are exempted from import duties on imported goods to create fixed assets for the project; complying with the current law on import tax and export tax on goods imported for production of projects which are raw materials, supplies and semi-finished products which cannot be produced at home.

The exemption and reduction of corporate income tax for solar power projects shall be implemented the same as for projects in the field of investment incentives in accordance with current tax law.

On land preference, the Decision stipulating that solar power projects, transmission lines and transformer stations for connecting to electricity grids shall be exempt from or reduce land use fees, land rents and water surface rents in accordance with current law applies to projects in the field of investment incentives.

Based on the planning approved by competent authorities, the provincial people’s committees create conditions for arranging land funds for investors to carry out solar power projects. The compensation and support for ground clearance shall be implemented in accordance with the current land legislation.

The decision also specifies that organizations and individuals investing in the construction of solar power projects have the responsibility to install solar power equipment must ensure the safety of structures and work safety in accordance with the current regulations.

The investment in the construction of solar power projects shall comply with the current law provisions on investment, construction, fire prevention and fighting, environmental protection and other relevant regulations.

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