Banks to stop counter tax payment from December

The Ministry of Finance has sent a document to commercial banks asking them to work with tax agencies to implement online tax payment service by the end of this year and put an end to counter payment.

Residents pay tax at a treasury branch in District 5, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

From December, the banks will only provide online tax payment service. Counter payment will be applied in case of internet system errors.

The ministry proposed banks to consider preferential mechanism on the service fee to e-tax payers.

From now until December, banks must cooperate with the General Department of Taxation and local tax agencies to mobilize 100 percent of customers with bank accounts to use the e-tax payment service.

It can be made via the general department’s e-portal and other online banking services such as Internet banking, ATM, HomeBanking and SMS.

Banks should establish customer service divisions to handle any issues arising from the e-tax payment and ensure that customers can use the service 24 per 7.

Those banks having yet to supply the e-tax payment service should take action to make it available as soon as possible.

By Bao Minh – Translated by Hai Mien

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