Mcdonald Patafta + Associates Lawyers taxation team is distinguished by lawyers who combine commercial experience with a comprehensive knowledge of taxation law.

Our goal is to ensure you consider and utilise appropriate tax-saving strategies in the formation, operation or disposition of your business or investments. We help structure and complete transactions that are tax efficient and commercial, and we work closely with you and your accountants to reduce taxes associated with business activities and significant transactions.

We can help establish a business entity, structure business transactions, and assist with sales and acquisitions of businesses and real estate transactions.

Our tax services extend to:
Stay up to date on the latest tax developments in Lao PDR at our News and insights page.



We offer a full range of professional taxation services, from assistance with monthly tax returns and declarations through to the provision of complex tax analysis and advice. Our tax advisors work in close conjunction with our Lao legal advisors to ensure transactions are structured in the most tax efficient manner possible.

Our tax services extend to:

  • Advising on applicable Lao tax laws and regulations, and double taxation agreements and treaties
  • Advising on tax under the investment agreement of large-scale concession projects
  • Developing structures and solutions for international and regional tax optimisation
  • Assistance with tax compliance, including preparation of profit tax, VAT and personal income tax returns
  • Conducting taxation due diligence and compliance reviews
  • Assistance with resolving tax audits and disputes
  • Provision of in-house tax training to finance and accounting staff
  • Advising on customs duties and procedures

Stay up to date on the latest tax developments in Lao PDR at our News and insights page.


  • Regulatory Advice
  • Tax Filing
  • Corporate Secretarial
  • Book Keeping


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