|At a Cheers convenience store in HCM City. Saigon Co.op, the owner of the chain, was among the top taxpayers in Việt Nam last year. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Like the leading companies in telecom, banking, real estate, and automobiles, Saigon Co.op, the country’s leading retailer, also made it to the list of the country’s largest taxpayers last year.
The company said it scrupulously meets its tax obligations.
The General Department of Taxation announced the list of the 1,000 biggest tax payers in the country in Hà Nội last week.
Hà Nội and HCM City continued to lead in terms of the amount of tax paid and number of businesses.
Đồng Nai and Bình Dương, highly industrialised provinces near HCM City, followed in that order.
More than 250,000 out of the country’s 600,000 businesses paid income tax last year.
The top 1,000 payers contributed 63 per cent of the total amount.
This is the second year that the rankings have been announced. — VNS