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Customs enhancing solutions for budget collection for rest of the year

08:44 | 16/10/2021

VCN – Facing the complicated developments of the Covid-19 pandemic, to achieve budget revenue target assigned by the Ministry of Finance, the General Department of Customs has asked the heads of units across the whole sector to continue effective implementation of assigned tasks, focusing on enhancing solutions for budget collection in the rest of the year.

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The General Department of Customs has requested units to step up the reform of administrative procedures in accordance with the Government's Resolution 02/2021/NQ-CP; focus on solving difficulties and obstacles for enterprises; improve the business climate and created favorable conditions for enterprises to develop stably and firmly in order to attract investment and new production capacity, promote economic growth and help raise state budget revenue.

The units are required to strengthen dissemination of policies and administrative procedures, diversify support forms at all stages, units and fields through reforming and diversifying methods of dissemination and support for taxpayers.

In addition, the units must regularly assess the state budget collection and review revenues, especially main revenues.

Customs officers of Hiep Phuoc Port Customs Branch - Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department inspect imported cars. Photo: T.Hoa
Customs officers of Hiep Phuoc Port Customs Branch - Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department inspect imported cars. Photo: T.Hoa

In addition, to improve the effectiveness of state management and prevent revenue loss, the General Department of Customs requires units to strengthen information collection and identify signs of risks to take measures for inspection and control; conduct post-clearance audit and specialized inspection to fight smuggling and trade fraud; and strictly follow Dispatch 119/TCHQ-GSQL dated January 11, 2021 of the General Department of Customs on strengthening inspection and control of imports and exports; focusing on inspecting quantity, value, code and origin to prevent revenue loss.

In particular, the units are required to review and check the goods names, codes, and tax rates during and after the customs clearance process to detect and handle violations of false or incomplete declarations of goods codes and names to enjoy low tax rates or special preferential tax rates.

Customs units should focus on checking items on the list of import and export goods at risk of classification and tax rates and value to avoid missing items with low and unreasonable prices without timely ruling or handling and export items with high tax rates.

To ensure settlement, the General Department of Customs has required units to review and classify debts and irrecoverable debts and collect and handle tax debts to meet the assigned target under Decision 912/QD-TCHQ dated March 30, 2021 of the General Department of Customs; strengthen the implementation of debt freezing and cancellation under Official Letter 4735/TCHQ-TXNK dated October 6, 2021 on the collection and handling of tax debt to make the tax debt amount until December 31, 2021 lower than December 31, 2020.

Customs units also need to strictly control tax refund and develop solutions to combat fraud in tax refunds under the direction of the General Department of Customs in Official Dispatch 4539/TCHQ-TXNK dated September 21, 2021 on management of value-added tax refund; work with the domestic tax agency and other forces to fight fraud in value-added tax refund and conduct tax refunds in accordance with the prescribed policies.

The General Department of Customs has also requested customs units to urgently review the tax refund amount in 2021 and complete tax refunds before January 2022. In particular, customs units should focus on tax refunds for those who fully meet the conditions specified in Articles 7a and 7b of Decree 57/2020/ND-CP dated May 25, 2020 of the Government and for on-spot import and export enterprises that fully satisfy the conditions specified in Decree 18/2021/ND-CP dated March 11, 2021 of the Government and for enterprises that supplemented C/O or overpaid tax.

By Nu Bui/ Huyen Trang