|HCM City has begun putting tamper-proof seals on fuel pumps in gas stations to see if “the amount of fuel sold matches the amount bought.”. — Photo: tuoitre.vn.|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Taxation has said it has put tamper-proof seals on fuel pumps in seven petrol stations in District 1 and will cover the rest of the district besides Districts 3, 4, 5, and 10 by August 11.
Lê Duy Minh, deputy director of department, said, “By sealing the pumps, we can see whether or not the amount of fuel sold matches the amount bought.”
Nguyễn Thanh Phương, deputy director of the Department of Standards Metrology and Quality, said the seals only work on mechanical and electrical meters since digital meters can be tampered with remotely.
It is meant to prevent tax fraud and supply of fuel from unauthorised sources to increase the city’s revenues, protect customers and ensure fair competition.
Petrol stations are notified before taxation officials arrive for carrying out the task. The sealing takes just a minute and involves no financial costs for the petrol stations. — VNS