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Hà Nội tax department uses IT to prevent tax losses

Update: August, 16/2017 - 19:00
An employee of the Hà Nội Tax Department accepts an application from a resident. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A strong focus on the application of information technology has helped the Hà Nội Tax Department increase its risk analysis capacity and improve the tax examination and inspection procedure.

This was stated by Nguyễn Thế Mạnh, head of the Hà Nội Tax Department.

According to Mạnh, since the beginning of this year, the Hà Nội Tax Department has sent over 1,300,000 notices to firms informing them of late tax filing. The department has collected a total of VNĐ7.1 billion in tax arrears, down 9 per cent compared with late December 2016.

During the first seven months of this year, the Hà Nội Taxation Department carried out inspections of over 11,400 firms, completing 62.8 per cent of the yearly plan, up 98.6 per cent over the same period last year.

The department also announced there were some 13,400 Facebook account holders conducting trading activities through this social network, adding that the agency had drawn up a tax administration project for e-commerce businesses in the city.

The tax department also clarified and collected information on the identity and telephone numbers of the 13,400 Facebook account holders. Of this estimate, some 1,950 individuals and organisations are registered and using tax identification numbers to declare and pay taxes.

To efficiently manage and control tax collection, the municipal Taxation Department will focus on the use of information technology in all stages, besides guiding, supporting and encouraging firms to declare income and pay taxes according to the law. — VNS


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