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VCN – To continue fulfilling assigned political tasks, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Finance and the General Department of Taxation to accelerate tax administrative procedure reform and apparatus streamlining to downsize human resource and ensure effective and efficient operation.
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The Government’s Office recently announced the conclusion of the PM at the conference on reviewing the implementation of Decision No. 41/2018 / QD-TTg dated September 25, 2018 defining the functions, tasks and rights and organisational structure of the General Department of Taxation under the Ministry of Finance and announced the completion of the plan for the establishment of regional tax branches.
To continue fulfilling the assigned political tasks, the Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Finance and the General Department of Taxation to continue accelerating tax administrative procedure reform and apparatus streamlining associated with downsizing human resources and ensuring effective and efficient operation.
In particular, the Ministry of Finance and the General Department of Taxation are determined not to allow stagnation in task performance, carry out synchronously measures to strengthen tax management, strive to exceed the 2020 revenue estimate and upgrade the tax payment index in the 2021 Doing Business Report of the World Bank.
To strengthen discipline and excommunicate degenerated cadres, civil servants and public employees; inspect and supervise the operations of units after merging, understand thoughts, aspirations and pay attention to appropriate regimes and policies for redundant officials.
To focus on managing the tax collection for business households and the non-State sector, especially in the context that cash payments are significant, source of money and income are out of control. To study electronic tax collection for the non-State sector.
To enhance tax inspection and examination, focusing on transfer pricing, e-commerce and to accelerate electronic tax declaration, payment and refund. To organise regular dialogues, accompany taxpayers; cooperate closely with the press and media agencies, contributing to making a clear change in awareness of people and businesses about fulfilling tax payment obligations; combat revenue loss and prevent smuggling, trade fraud, production and trading of fake goods.
To promote the reform of administrative procedures, review and complete legal provisions, accelerate the application of technology, modernise tax management methods, and create favourable conditions for people and businesses; promote international cooperation in fighting against transfer pricing, tax fraud and tax evasion; take advantage of the support of countries and international organizations in improving the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the tax sector.
People's Committees of the provinces and cities directly under the central Government will continue to pay attention and direct agencies, departments and sectors to coordinate with tax authorities in combating revenue loss, tax administration and organisational structure and improve the capacity of tax officials.
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The Ministry of Home Affairs shall coordinate with the Ministry of Finance in studying and proposing to stipulate the number of deputy heads of provincial-level tax departments in an average direction and accordance with their characteristics and local management requirements; applying the experience of organisation of the tax sector for other sectors such as customs and State treasuries
By Huong Diu/ Huyen Trang