On October 28, 2016, the Ministry of Finance issued the Circular No. 173/2016/TT-BTC on amending and supplementing the first paragraph of clause 3 Article 15 of Circular No. 219/2013/TT-BTC by the Ministry of Finance (amended by Circular No. 119/2014/TT-BTC, Circular No. 151/2014/TT-BTC and Circular No. 26/2015/TT-BTC by the Ministry of Finance).
Bank transfer confirmations are documentary evidence proving the transfer of money from the buyer’s account to the seller’s account opened at providers of payment services under legitimate payment methods such as checks, payment orders, cash collection orders, bank cards, credit cards, SIM cards (digital wallets) and other means of payment as prescribed (including the cases in which the buyer transfer money from the buyer’s account to the seller’s account carrying the name of the owner of a private enterprise or from the buyer’s account carrying the name of the owner of the enterprise to the seller’s account).
This Circular takes effect on December 15, 2016.