10 outstanding events of the tax sector in 2022

2022 was the second year of implementing the Resolution of the 13th Party Congress and the Five-Year Plan for the 2021-2025 period, as well as the key year to implement the Tax System Reform Plan, the tax work of the Party and State has achieved important results.
10 outstanding events of the tax sector in 2022

1. Completing the task of collecting the state budget

Despite facing many difficulties and challenges, especially the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, under the leadership of the Party, the drastic direction and administration of the National Assembly, the Government and the Ministry of Finance, the efforts to maintain production and business activities of the business community and the high determination of all officials and employees, the total budget revenue managed by the tax sector in 2022 was estimated at 1,460,100 billion VND, equal to 124.3% of the estimate, an increase of 8.5% compared to the implementation in 2021, with 63/64 Tax Departments completing and exceeding the assigned budget revenue estimate.

2. Promulgating the Tax System Reform Strategy to 2030

On April 23, 2022, the Prime Minister signed Decision No. 508/QD-TTg, promulgating the Tax System Reform Strategy to 2030. This is an important document and a guideline for the tax sector to deploy synchronous solutions to reform the tax system.

3. Deploying the largest tax and fee support package ever, actively contributing to helping businesses and people quickly recover and develop

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In 2022, the whole tax sector will continue to implement policies on extension, tax exemption and reduction, and land rent, to support people and businesses, and to implement the economic recovery and development programme.

4. Completing the implementation of e-invoices ahead of schedule

Up to now, across the country, 100% of businesses operating and using invoices have switched to using electronic invoices and 100% of business households and individuals doing business, according to the declaration method, have registered and switched to electronic invoices, with over 2.1 billion e-invoices being issued.

5. Deploying an e-portal exclusively for foreign suppliers and an information-receiving portal from e-commerce platforms - a step forward in tax management following international trends

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By becoming one of the four leading countries in the ASEAN region to apply tax collection to foreign suppliers through the online portal, Vietnam has affirmed its sovereignty over tax collection with e-commerce business activities and business on digital platforms.

6. Comprehensively digitising the management, minimising tax administrative procedures

According to statistics, from the end of 2021 up to now, the number of administrative procedures has decreased from 304 to 234, of which 103/234 procedures reached the level of 3-4 and 97/103 procedures were integrated into the National Public Service Portal, respectively saved over 524 billion VND in compliance costs for people and businesses. This result exceeded the target set by the Government's Resolution No.68/NQ-CP.

7. Implementing a set of indicators to assess the quality of service to people and businesses in the whole sector

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In 2022, the General Department of Taxation issued a plan to implement a set of indicators for directing, operating and evaluating the quality of serving people and businesses, in performing public services in real-time in the electronic environment, following Decision No.766/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister.

8. Consolidating the entire organisational apparatus in the direction of professionalism, modernity and efficiency, meeting the requirements of tasks in the new situation

In 2022, the General Department of Taxation continued to consolidate the entire organisational structure of 4 units, and strengthen several functional departments under the Office of the General Department of Taxation, according to the Prime Minister's Decision No. 15/2021/QD-TTg.

9. Signing of the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (MAAC)

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To implement international commitments related to the Tax Agreements, under the Prime Minister's Decision No. 2072/QD-TTg dated December 10, 2021, in 2022, after completing the review procedure on taxpayer data security and receiving an invitation letter from the Secretary-General of the OECD, the Government of Vietnam has agreed to join the signing of the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (MAAC), to strengthen international cooperation in tax administration.

10. Successfully organised a Writing Contest on Tax and E-commerce

After 1 year of launching, on September 12, 2022, under the direction of the General Department of Taxation, Tax Magazine held an award ceremony for a Writing Contest on Tax and E-commerce. Three A prizes, five B prizes, ten C prizes, and 20 Consolation prizes were presented to outstanding entries.

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