Commercial banks to only accept e-tax payments from December.
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) recently issued Dispatch No. 16132/BTC-TCT requesting cities and provinces implement programs that promote e-taxation services.
Ninety per cent of businesses have registered to participate in e-tax services, according to the ministry, but actual payments made via the channel remain low.
To reach the target of 90 per cent of enterprises making electronic declarations and paying taxes online by the end of the year, MoF asked local authorities to push enterprises to use e-tax services and directed commercial banks to provide guidance to local enterprises on how to do so.
MoF also requested commercial banks to only accept e-tax payments from December. It also asked Departments of Information and Communications to monitor the deployment of the e-tax program between units and prepare a monthly statement for cities and provinces.