Drastically recalling tax debts
Updated : Monday, August 06, 2018 10:52 AM (GMT+0700)

Sincethe beginning of 2018, Phu Yen Tax Department has focused on directing thewhole sector to accelerate recalling tax debts. However, until the middle ofthis year, tax debts do not decrease but increase. In order to complete thetask of reducing tax debts to less than 5% of total budget revenue, from now tothe end of the year, Phu Yen Tax Department still has numerous tasks to do.

Representatives of Tuy Hoa city Tax Department contributing comments at the seminar
on assessing tax debt management and enforcement

Mr. Nguyen Khac Sinh, the DeputyHead of the Tax Debt Management and Enforcement Division, lets known: thanks toactive implementation of debt management measures, in the first 6 months of2018, the whole sector has collected tax debts of nearly 37,7 billion dongsforwarded from December 31st, 2017.

However, tax debts by June30th, 2018 are still high. The rate of total debts to total revenue of theprovince is 9,2%, an increase of 4,2% over the target set by the GeneralDepartment of Taxation. By June 30th, 2018, debts which can recalled are morethan 243 billion dongs, an increase of over 27 billion dongs (12,5%) comparedto the end of 2017.

Numerous enterprises whichhave tax debts with high capacity of being recalled rises rapidly in the firstfew months of 2018. Tax agencies have only urged them by reports, enforcingaccounts and invoices for some cases but not implemented timely and fullyenforcement measures in accordance with regulations to recall tax debts to thebudget.

Currently, according tostatistics of Phu Yen Tax Department, among tax debts of about 185 billiondongs of 15 large enterprises by June 30th, 2018, nearly half of them are finesand delayed payment. In particular, only a few enterprises have fines anddelayed payment which accounts for a low proportion of total debts; the othershave fines and delayed payment which are equal to or much higher than tax.Especially, some enterprises have paid off their tax debts but still have finesand delayed payment of from more than 1 billion dongs to more than 4 billiondongs.

This year, Phu Yen Taxsector strives that the total tax debts by December 31st, 2018 are not morethan 5% of total budget revenue and decrease 16,6 billion dongs comparedto  December 31st, 2017.

The Tax sector will alsofully and promptly apply enforcement measures for those who violate the taxlaw, commit tax debts, and deliberately misappropriate tax amounts.Simultaneously, reviewing all debts without subjects to recall; classifyingcases of tax debts and propose appropriate handling measures.

To achieve the above target,Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Duy, Deputy Head of Phu Yen Tax Department, requests that fromnow until the end of the year, local tax agencies and the Division of tax debtmanagement and enforcement continue to analyze and have detailed assessment ofeach tax debt amount, then taking appropriate measures to urge and enforcedebts in order to getting the highest efficiency, limiting new debts,resolutely implementing enforcement measures for those owing tax debts for over90 days.

He emphasized,"Especially, the tax agencies and the Division of tax debt management andenforcement must strengthen to announce information of enterprises and businesshouseholds with tax debts on the local media to show that activities oftax agencies are public and transparent. It also helps people and enterprisesknow the tax debt situation of enterprises and business households when doingbusiness".

Source:Phu Yen Newspaper

Translatedby KHUONG THAO

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