​The Ministry of Finance restructures administrative processes to maximize ease for enterprises

​The Ministry of Finance restructures administrative processes to maximize ease for enterprises 29/01/2024 10:37:00 79

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Deputy Minister of Finance Cao Anh Tuan stated that the Ministry of Finance always prioritizes organizational efforts during her speech at the Dialogue Conference on tax and customs policies and administrative procedures in 2023 (December 13, 2023). Plan the execution of support solutions to guarantee that those in need of assistance are promptly reached, maintain transparency and publicity, reduce the amount of paperwork involved, and establish the best possible environment for both enterprises and people.


Deputy Minister of Finance Cao Anh Tuan spoke at the Conference. Photo: Quang Minh.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Finance persists in maintaining stringent oversight over administrative processes, integrating modernization across all domains, particularly tax and customs, to optimize ease for individuals and enterprises, strengthening the business environment, and enhancing national competitiveness.

According to Deputy Minister Cao Anh Tuan, the Ministry of Finance has consistently placed in the top three ministries and branches in the Administrative Reform Index (Par Index) for nine years running. Regarding taxes, the General Department of Taxation is working to extend the reach of its computerized tax declaration, payment, and refund system: In 63/63 provinces and cities, the electronic tax declaration system has been implemented. With all associated tax departments (100%) with 99.9% of participating companies using electronic tax declaration services; 98.9% of companies using electronic tax payment; and 99% of companies using electronic tax refunds.

Beginning in 2023, the General Department of Customs has put into effect ten groups of reform targets and suggested certain ways to carry them out, one of which is a notable 5% reduction in the rate of customs declarations. 10% reduction in the rate of Yellow channel declarations, 10% reduction in Red channel declarations, 10% reduction in the time it takes for customs clearance and release, and a 20% increase in the number of companies willingly joining the Support Program to encourage companies to voluntarily comply with customs legislation in comparison to 2022.

The automated customs management system (VASSCM) at ports, warehouses, and yards is still being successfully implemented by the General Department of Customs. This helps to streamline the processes for removing goods from warehouses, yards, and ports, minimizing interactions between customs officials and businesses, cutting down on travel time, and clearing traffic.

Over 99% of customs operations are currently completed electronically thanks to the General Department of Customs' enhanced use of information technology (IT) and adoption of contemporary customs administration techniques. utilizing satellite information technology systems and the automated customs clearing system; implementing online public services on a broad scale, accounting for roughly 62.14% of all public services; exchanging electronic form D certificate of origin information with nine ASEAN member countries, collaborating with thirteen ministries and branches to execute 250 administrative procedures on specialized management and inspection, handling over 6.67 million dossiers from over sixty-seven thousand enterprises.

The General Department of Customs, the General Department of Taxation, and the Ministry of Finance have all implemented reforms that, in the opinion of Mr. Pham Tan Cong, Chairman of the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry, have significantly lessened the burden on enterprises. administrative processes, encouraging IT application, updating industrial practices, putting automated mechanisms in place for customs, and creating linkages between agencies within the administrative apparatus—all of which contribute to the process of streamlining customs procedures, saving time and money, establishing a foundation for enterprises to successfully finish procedures and fulfill state requirements.

Every administrative procedure under the control of the Ministry of Finance and its associated entities has received full and partial information services, according to the Ministry of Finance's report. Organizations, people, and enterprises are satisfied when they engage in transactions with financial agencies and obtain positive evaluations since the Ministry of Finance's information services offer an increasing number of utilities that lessen time and expenses.

Specifically, on July 1, 2022, the electronic invoicing system went into effect countrywide, requiring all operating organizations and businesses that previously used paper invoices to migrate to electronic invoicing. Every home and individual in business uses the registered declaration method and, in compliance with rules, switches to using electronic invoices; launching the Electronic Information Portal for international Suppliers on March 21, 2022, to help international suppliers with tax management, payment, and declaration.

The Ministry of Finance will carry out further administrative reforms shortly, including strengthening institutional frameworks, enhancing apparatus efficacy and efficiency, and expanding and streamlining administrative processes to lower expenses and make it easier for individuals and companies to enhance the business environment, which will increase the competitiveness of the country.

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