Electronic invoice deployment centres put into operation

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 16:45

So far, 99.72 per cent of businesses nationwide have made electronic tax declarations. — Photo thoibaotaichinhvietnam.vn

The General Department of Taxation has opened a series of electronic invoice deployment centres, located at its headquarters and the taxation departments in six localities.

They include the taxation departments of Ha Noi, HCM City, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Binh Dinh and Phu Tho.

According to the General Department of Taxation, in the first phase, the deployment of electronic invoices in those six cities and provinces will play a decisive role in providing e-invoices nationwide. Enterprises in those localities account for 60 per cent of the total number of operating enterprises, and 70 per cent of invoices nationwide.

This is an important milestone in implementing the General Department of Taxation's electronic invoice system from mid-November 2021.

General Director of Taxation, Cao Anh Tuan, said this system would solve questions and problems from individuals and enterprises regarding e-invoices.

This system would help the General Department of Taxation organise and direct the application of e-invoices for those six taxation departments, before expanding to the taxation departments of 57 other provinces and cities next.

The system of seven centres will ensure smooth operation and timely sharing of information and experiences via an online platform, Tuan said.

At the same time, the General Department of Taxation and local taxation departments will provide a 24-hour hotline to solve questions and problems from taxpayers.

The centres will also be responsible for reporting on the progress of implementation of electronic invoices, as well as any problems that occur.

At the moment, 99.72 per cent of businesses nationwide have made electronic tax declarations and 98.71 per cent of them have implemented electronic tax payments. About 98.64 per cent of them have carried out electronic tax refunds, according to the general department.

This is especially important in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has limited direct physical contact.

To promote further modernisation of the tax sector, the General Department of Taxation has also proposed the issuing of circulars and decrees on the management of invoices for the sale of goods and services.

From July 1, 2022, all enterprises, economic organisations, business households and individuals shall make electronic invoices, excluding small and medium enterprises, cooperatives, and business households and individuals who do not have online transactions with tax authorities.

This is an important legal basis for transforming the method of managing and using electronic invoices, saving costs for businesses and society, and improving efficiency in the administration and management of both businesses and tax offices. — VNS

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