The Hanoitimes – Hanoi’s tax authorities have been promoting IT application in the tax payment process, in turn creating convenience and helping enterprises save costs.
Nearly 7,400 enterprises in Hanoi used e-tax payment with the total amount of VND63 billion (US$2.7 million) as of the end of 2020, according to the municipal Tax Department.
Director of the Hanoi Tax Department Mai Son said that his department has piloted the mandate of tax collection via post to improve the efficiency of tax collection management for individuals and businesses.
Tax officers guide individuals and businesses to pay online tax. Photo: Thuy Linh
The department has currently authorized the municipal Post Office to collect tax in seven districts, including Thanh Tri, Dong Anh, Chuong My, Thanh Oai, Phuc Tho, Son Tay and Phu Xuyen.
The move has created favorable conditions for taxpayers to fulfill their tax obligations at the best convenience, and contribute to the transparency of tax collection and payment.
“We have taken advantage of available technology and locations of units authorized to collect tax to modernize the tax administration. Thus, tax officers have time to focus on guiding people on tax policies and declaration,” Mr. Mai Son said.
Besides, the Hanoi Tax Department has coordinated with commercial banks to conduct tax payment via a bank, including Internet Banking or mobile banking, among other methods.
The tax officer added that e-tax payment helps companies meet their tax obligations quickly and accurately, save time and costs. In addition, they can pay taxes at any time (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays) and anywhere with an Internet connection.
“When a business make e-tax payment, the commercial bank will immediately confirm the whether the payment is successful or not. Tax payment information is guaranteed to be safe and confidential,” said Mr. Son.
Over the past years, tax authorities of Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general have been promoting IT application in the tax payment process, in turn creating convenience and helping enterprises save costs.
In 2020, the General Department of Taxation targeted to integrate 93 administrative procedures at online advanced stages of 3 and 4 out of the four -scale level into the national public services portal. As many as 120 procedures have been integrated so far, or 130% of the target.
The General Department of Taxation attributed a lower State budget revenue against the same period of last year to the Covid-19 economic impacts and the Government’s supporting programs in the form of deferrals of tax payment.