VCN – According to Deputy Minister of Finance Cao Anh Tuan, the Ministry of Finance will continue to improve mechanisms and policies, promote reform of administrative procedures and modernization in the tax and customs fields in the direction of creating a fair, transparent and favourable business environment in the performance of tax obligations to the state budget.
At the Business Dialogue Conference on tax and customs administrative policies and procedures in 2022 on November 22 in Hanoi, Deputy Minister Cao Anh Tuan said that tax and customs policies and administrative procedures are always the top concern of businesses. The Ministry of Finance, the General Department of Taxation, the General Department of Customs and other units have always paid attention to and actively support businesses and consider this an important part of bringing the policies to life.
Therefore, in addition to the issues and recommendations mentioned by enterprises at the conference, Deputy Minister Cao Anh Tuan expressed: “If there are still issues that are not clear, we suggest that businesses should directly or through the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) or business associations, send questions to the Ministry of Finance, General Department of Taxation, General Department of Customs for timely answers and guidance.
Many businesses have highly appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Finance, the General Department of Taxation, and the General Department of Customs in supporting and accompanying them to remove difficulties and obstacles, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Specifically, by organizing offline conferences, businesses have a chance to listen to and discuss with the management agencies new regulations in the field of concern to businesses. Thus, the exchange will help customs understand the concerns of businesses and offer appropriate solutions to facilitate production and business activities in Vietnam.
|Deputy Minister of Finance Cao Anh Tuan speak at the conference. Photo: H.Nu|
According to Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Xuan Truong, Dean of the Faculty of Taxation and Customs (Academy of Finance), states that policies and administrative procedures in tax and customs have positively impacted the production and business activities of entities in the economy. Specifically, the policy on extending the tax payment deadline supported financial resources and increased liquidity when businesses and business households faced difficulties due to the decline of goods and service consumption due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Regarding tax policies to support business capital for enterprises, according to the Ministry of Finance, the tax exemption and reduction package in 2020 has supported businesses and business households VND 20,000 billion; in 2021, VND24,000 billion and in 2022, the VAT reduction package is expected to support about VND51,400 billion.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Le Xuan Truong said that although the amount of support for businesses and business households through tax exemption and reduction policies is not too large, it is for the most “vulnerable” subjects, creating momentum for economic growth. Therefore, from the beginning of 2022, the policy of VAT reduction from 10% to 8% has stimulated consumption demand, creating conditions to promote production and business development, thereby contributing to economic growth. In addition, due to the high increase in global petroleum prices in 2022, the policy of reducing green tax has contributed to reducing domestic petroleum prices, reducing input costs of production and business and reducing inflationary pressure, contributing to macroeconomic stability.
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In addition to the solutions offered by the Government, the Prime Minister, ministries, central and local agencies and sectors, the Ministry of Finance expects businesses to take more initiative in taking advantage of opportunities to innovate and improve their competitiveness and development and strictly comply with the provisions of the law on tax and customs, contributing to realizing the common goal of socio-economic development of the country amid the current challenging context.
By Nu Bui/ Huyen Trang