Dong Nai Customs Prevent revenue loss along with nurture revenue source


Customs officers supervise import and export goods at Dong Nai port. Photo: N.H
Customs officers supervise import and export goods at Dong Nai port. Photo: N.H

Import and export decreased

According to Dong Nai Customs Department, as of March 15, 2024, the unit has completed procedures for 182,898 import and export declarations. Compared to the same period in 2023, the number of declarations recorded decreased by 22%. Correspondingly, total import-export turnover also recorded a decrease of 28%, reaching only US$4,515.4 million. In particular, import turnover reached US$1,721.7 million, a sharp decrease of 31% and export turnover was US$2,793.7 million, a drop of 25%.

Although import and export activities have decreased, the revenue collection at the unit is still relatively stable. As of March 15, the total revenue was VND3,705 billion, a slight decrease of 0.7% compared to the same period in 2023. It is estimated that by the end of the first quarter of 2024, the total revenue reach about VND4,525 billion, declining by 1.5%.

According to the analysis of Dong Nai Customs Department, with the assigned estimated target of VND 18,758 billion, on average, the unit must collect VND 1,563.1 billion each month. With the estimated number achieved in the first quarter, the unit only reached 96% of the planned target for the quarter. However, the unit assessed that although the world economic situation still influences the import and export situation of businesses in the area, it has shown more positive signs. Enterprises have gradually overcome difficulties, consolidated traditional export markets, and actively taken advantage of trade agreements to find new markets. On that basis, the unit forecasts that state revenue situation in the following months will be more positive.

Timely have appropriate response solutions

To complete the assigned revenue target this year, Director of Dong Nai Customs Department Le Van Thung said he has directed units to continue synchronously implementing revenue collection solutions following the Directive 371. /CT-TCHQ dated January 24, 2024 of General Department of Vietnam Customs on the synchronous and drastic implementation of solutions to facilitate trade, improve state management effectiveness, and prevent revenue loss in implementing tasks of revenue collection in 2024.

Accordingly, units will closely assess fluctuations in key factors affecting state revenues such as turnover, especially import-export turnover with taxes, markets, commodities, and commitments in trade agreements, and tax policies… to promptly have adjustment plans to ensure completion of revenue collection tasks as assigned.

In the taxable value management, leaders of Dong Nai Customs Department requested to focus on price consultation, list of goods at risk of price, price check warnings on the clearance system, and avoiding leaving out shipments with low declared prices but not inspected or consulted, causing loss of state revenue in clearance and post clearance. Along with that, regularly reviewing and checking the classification and application of tax codes on goods to avoid having more than one tax code for an item; regularly review the results of analysis and classification to avoid inconsistencies within the branches, departments, and other customs departments that affect tax management and cause difficulties for businesses.

Director Le Van Thung added that Dong Nai Customs Department would also focus on strictly controlling tax debt, collecting tax debt, and preventing revenue loss; strictly control the work of tax exemption consideration, implementation of tax exemption, tax refund for businesses, ensuring the right subjects, complying with regulations, and not allowing tax losses to arise; focusing on controlling tax debt so as avoiding incur outstanding debt from groups of people who abscond, go missing, go bankrupt… Besides that, focusing on managing unaccounted tax debt. Reviewing debt relief, handling debt cancellation following the provisions of Resolution 94/2019/QH14 dated November 26, 2019 and Law on Tax Administration, striving not to incur new uncollectible tax debts, and avoiding outstanding debts at December 31, 2024 is higher than December 31, 2022.

In particular, to protect and develop revenue sources, the unit is conducting statistics on the list of businesses in Dong Nai area but not carrying out procedures and the list of businesses that have carried out procedures at both Dong Nai Customs Department and other places to have a contact plan and a plan to support businesses in completing procedures. At the same time, the unit also regularly evaluates factors affecting the progress of the unit’s revenue collection such as the implementation of Free Trade Agreements following the roadmap, price fluctuations, and fluctuations of import-export turnover with taxes, speed and economic recovery ability of enterprises in the management area, difficulties and obstacles in tax policies… From there, timely solutions and treatment plans to ensure the completion of revenue collection tasks with the highest efficiency.


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