According to Mr. Thai Dung Tien, Deputy Director of the Ha Noi Tax Department, the total balanced budget revenue (excluding revenues from dividends and profits) is VND 66,239 billion, accounting for 51.3% of the estimate, and increasing by 13.4% over the same period last year; the total revenue, excluding oil revenue, is VND 64,097 billion, accounting for 17.5% year on year. Public debt management and coercion of tax debts are promoted. In the first 6 months, the total collection of tax debts are VND 6,385 billion, in which there were VND 4,664 billion collected from tax and expense debts and VND 1,721 billion collected from other debts related to land.
The tax sector of Ha Noi continued to maintain, expand and improve the quality of online tax declaration, electronic tax payments with participations of more than 110 thousands of enumerated enterprises and 82 thousand of enterprises paying online taxes, accounting for 81.1% of the total enterprises working in the municipal area. To the end of this year, the municipal Tax Department will try to reach 90% of operating enterprises to participate in online tax payments.
The Tax Department of Ha Noi reviewed and proposed with the competent authorities to reduce maximum of 10% administrative procedures and simplification of 20% of administrative procedures related to taxes in accordance with the Government’s directions; cut down time for tax payments from 537 hours/year to 167 hours/year (reducing by 370 hours/year). For the last 6 months of 2015, the Tax Department of Ha Noi will continue to review and propose simplified administrative procedures in order to further cut down 40 hours/year for tax payments, providing the most feasible facilitating conditions for tax payers.
The Department also focused on human resources, anti-corruption, thrift practice and anti-waste among its staff and officials.
For the last 6 months of this year, the municipal tax sector will focus on implementation of 8 key tasks, solutions in order to fulfill the 2015 task of collecting the State budget to overcome at least 8% of the estimate, ensuring the balance strike between revenues and expenses within the municipal areas; further implement solutions to overcome difficulties of enterprises and support tax payers; strengthen tax-related administrative procedural reforms as well as inspection, examination and handling of violations against tax laws; and effectively implement tax management, coercive recovery of tax debts, etc.