Technological solutions promoted to prevent loss in tax collection

Vinh Phong
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(VOVWORLD) - E-commerce has made significant strides in Vietnam and generated great benefits with 90% of internet users participating in online shopping. But collecting taxes on e-commerce transactions has been less effective. Experts say tax collection should be modernized and use IT solutions to avoid a continued loss of tax revenues.
Technological solutions promoted to prevent loss in tax collection - ảnh 1The e-tax system in HCM City (Photo Department of Taxation) 

Collecting taxes on e-commerce transactions is difficult because the sellers and buyers do not have any direct contact, a seller may open many stores on social networks, and payment is still often in cash. Information technology can be brought to bear to help prevent tax evasion.

Nguyen Thi Minh Huyen, Deputy Director of the E-commerce and Digital Economy Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said the Ministry has submitted to the Government a revised decree to promote e-commerce transactions, ensure healthy competition online, and help businesses develop e-commerce in Vietnam.

Huyen said: "Because the technology is constantly changing, tax management agencies need to work closely together to improve their management capacity and ensure the interests of people and businesses."

Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen of the Department of Broadcasting and Electronic Information, Ministry of Information and Communications, said the Ministry is ready to help other sectors promote applications on digital platforms.

"Since the launch of the e-tax portal (Electronic Tax) on March 21, we have regularly exchanged information with the General Tax Department to monitor the tax contributions of cross-border services. From now until the end of the year, we will check tax collection and tax declarations by businesses. When we have sufficient data, we can compare and help each other in collecting taxes," said Huyen.

Under the revised decree, all e-commerce registration and notification must be conducted online.