|This week, at the department and its 24 offices in the city's districts and communes, officials will help residents solve problems in a timely fashion.— File Photo
HCM CITY (VNS) — Difficulties and obstacles that HCM City residents meet when paying their taxes will be the topic of discussion this week during both online and face-to-face meetings.
The week of discussion, called "Listening to the Ideas of Taxpayers 2013", began yesterday.
Organised by the city's Tax Department, the event aims to improve administrative procedures and create an environment that is more convenient for taxpayers.
This week, at the department and its 24 offices in the city's districts and communes, officials will help residents solve problems in a timely fashion.
During the week, the department and its offices will also listen to taxpayers' ideas and opinions, face to face and online
The department will also collect ideas that have been sent to newspapers, including Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon), Tuoi Tre (The Youth), Thanh Nien (Young People) and PhapLuat (Law).
A representative from the department will be in charge of answering all questions.
The department said it would try its best to create more effective tax-collection procedures.
In addition, two exchange days will be organised between the department and readers of Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper today (Nov 12) and with Phap Luat (Law) newspaper this afternoon (November 12).
Programmes on the Tax Law and Personal Income Tax will be launched at local universities and the week-long discussion will end on Sunday.
According to the department, activities to control and manage tax payments are especially important this year because of overdue taxes and the sluggish economy. — VNS