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MoF to report to competent authorities about proposal on land rent reduction

19:24 | 13/09/2021

VCN - The Ministry of Finance has responded to issues related to public property management such as the VCCI's proposal on land rent reduction in 2021 for those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the status of management and use of State-owned housing and land.

Businesses long to benefit from land rent reduction Businesses long to benefit from land rent reduction
The Ministry of Finance collecting opinions to ensure the promulgation of resolution on tax support in time The Ministry of Finance collecting opinions to ensure the promulgation of resolution on tax support in time
Less than a month to propose extension of deadline for tax payment and land rent Less than a month to propose extension of deadline for tax payment and land rent
The draft decision on land rent reduction in 2021 for those hit by the Covid-19 pandemic is being consulted. Photo: Internet
The draft decision on land rent reduction in 2021 for those hit by the Covid-19 pandemic is being consulted. Photo: Internet

Regarding public property management, the Ministry of Finance said the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has consulted on the draft decision on land rent reduction in 2021 for those hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The VCCI said to substantively support businesses, land rent in 2021 should reduce 50%.

The Ministry of Finance has submitted to the Prime Minister for approving the decision on reducing 30% of the annual land rent in 2021 for organisations, units, households and individuals who are renting land directly from the State under the State's land lease contract or decision (including enterprises), said the Ministry of Finance.

For the VCCI's proposal to reduce 50% of land rent payable in 2021 for businesses (instead of 30% reduction as in the draft Decision), the Ministry of Finance will summarise comments and report to competent authorities for consideration and decision in the spirit of reducing difficulties while ensuring State budget revenue and fairness to others affected by the pandemic across the country.

According to the Ministry of Finance, the HCM City Department of Construction has reported to the Standing Office of Steering Committee 167 on the management and use of State-owned houses and land assigned to this department for management.

The management and use of State-owned houses and land still have some shortcomings. Therefore, the Department of Construction has proposed adding a regulation on assigning public service delivery units to manage, lease and use the public properties to raise revenues to the State and suggested to revise the Bidding Law and add the bidding method of leasing the State properties.

According to the Ministry of Finance, the Law on Management and Use of Public Property stipulates the management and use of public properties at public service delivery units.

Public service delivery units are allowed to lease the properties under their management in the following cases: houses and land are transferred and invested, for construction, procurement to perform tasks assigned by the State but have not been used up; houses and land are invested for construction and procurement per projects approved by competent agencies or persons for lease without investment from the State budget.

The lease must be made into a scheme, submitted to the competent authority for approval and carried out via the auction method to ensure publicity, transparency and efficiency.

For State-owned houses and land assigned to housing companies to manage and perform tasks assigned by the Government at Official Dispatch 1631 dated November 15, 2018, the Ministry of Finance sent Official Dispatches 12748 dated October 16, 2020 and 12817 dated October 19, 2020 to the Ministry of Construction and People's Committees of provinces and cities requesting reporting on the status of the house and land fund which is assigned to housing companies for management, assessing achieved results, difficulties in management and policies, and proposing solutions to improve the policies on management of this house and land fund.

Based on reports from the Ministry of Construction and local governments, the Ministry of Finance will study and submit to authorities to perfect policies on the management and use of this fund.

By Hoai Anh/ Huyen Trang