Tightening tax administration with individuals with ‘huge’ income from Facebook, Google

Tax administration and tax collection from online businesses, individuals and businesses with revenues from Facebook, Google are one of the key tasks of the General Department of Taxation (the Ministry of Finance). The above information was shared by Mr. Dang Ngoc Minh, Deputy Director of the General Department of Taxation with reporters Workers on the directions and tasks in the year 2021 and the coming period of the tax industry.

According to Mr. Dang Ngoc Minh, in recent years, the tax authorities have still implemented measures to manage, collect taxes, collect taxes regularly in the e-commerce field, and collect taxes from individuals and businesses with income. from Google, Facebook .

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In 2019 and 2020, the amount of tax collected from individuals is approximately 1,000 billion VND. According to Mr. Dang Ngoc Minh, among these, there are cases of self-declaration, tax agencies support them to declare tax, but there are also many cases where the tax authority applies professional measures to trace and identify. tax collection and collection.

The leaders of the General Department of Taxation affirmed that this is one of the sources of revenue that will increase strongly in the coming time. Faced with concerns about individuals and enterprises doing business on digital platforms, earning revenues from cross-border platforms, they will find ways to “avoid” taxes, Mr. Dang Ngoc Minh said that this is a real situation. But according to him, individuals and genuine businesses who want to develop sustainably will not choose this way.

The Deputy Director of the General Department of Taxation said that in cases of “snatching” business, intentionally avoiding taxes, the tax authorities as well as the society expressed their clear views that they did not support, had to check and trace to handled in accordance with the law. Mr. Minh said that no matter how sophisticated the tricks are, the business process has historical data for the tax authority to coordinate with other agencies to find the basis to serve the management. tax.

The representative of the General Department of Taxation also proposed to further improve the legal framework, because some types of payment or using virtual currencies for payment, Vietnamese law has not yet allowed but there are problems. actually arose.

The Law on Tax Administration and guiding documents, including Decree 126, have outlined many important contents as the legal framework for tax administration for the above activities. Mr. Dang Ngoc Minh said that the tax authorities are urgently developing a draft circular guiding relevant contents, in which the tax administration agency will specify specific responsibilities for not only people doing business in digital space. but also payment intermediaries, platform providers, relevant ministries and banking systems. This blame will serve for better tax administration.

The tax authority has a plan to work with consulting and auditing companies to invite businesses such as YouTube, Google, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook … to discuss tax responsibilities and obligations. At the same time, in the process of developing the guiding circulars, all of these enterprises’ opinions are collected and towards the compliance with the laws of Vietnam.

Faced with concerns about whether the taxation’s resources can respond to the rapid change of technology, openness in the “network” market to well implement tax administration or not, Mr. Dang Ngoc Minh said. The General Department of Taxation has directed units in the whole industry to actively prepare human resources.

“We have required the whole system, each unit to form teams with sufficient functions to manage tax in this area. When in reality the business model changes, the tax authorities must also change the way. The tax agency has surveyed the current situation of online business, coordinated with market management forces, payment intermediary businesses to manage, along with applying technology solutions. “- Mr. Dang Ngoc Minh confirmed.

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