Banks launch eTax Mobile service

VIETNAM, July 10 – A taxpayer uses the eTax Mobile application. Electronic payment of taxes on the application through the bank will create favorable conditions for taxpayers, while also bringing added value to bank customers. Photo

HÀ NỘI — The top six banks have provided accounts that allow users to make tax payments online through the eTax Mobile application.

As of June 22, banks including BIDV, VCB, SCB, ACB, HDBank and TPBank have completed 29,000 transactions worth over 190 billion VN for their customers with tax authorities through the eTax Mobile app.

The General Directorate of Taxes (GDT) said it continues to perform authentication with a number of other banks to accelerate the rollout of eTax Mobile, help create favorable conditions for taxpayers and implement a non-monetary payments development project in 2021-25 and a national digital transformation program by 2025 in Việt Nam.

The eTax Mobile application is a service channel in the tax industry integrated platform that provides electronic tax services to taxpayers who are individuals and business households to ensure safety and security.

Phạm Quang Toàn, Director of Information Technology Department of GDT, said the app brings many benefits to taxpayers, so the app will be extended with more services, forming an ecosystem of smart tax services.

Instead of previously obtaining information about tax obligations via face-to-face contact, phone calls, emails to tax authorities or searching for public information on the GDT website, taxpayers can now search actively information quickly through the eTax Mobile app with an internet-connected device such as a mobile phone or tablet.

The country’s tax agency said that the eTax Mobile application is designed in a modern direction, associated with the general trend of smart mobile applications, compatible on iOS and Android platforms, easy to use and meeting the real needs of taxpayers when it integrates with a variety of utilities.

Toàn said that to help taxpayers help implement the government’s direction on non-cash payments, the GDT will continue to connect with all banks so that all individuals and taxpayers can pay their taxes electronically on the eTax Mobile app.

Many tax departments across the country have so far helped taxpayers use the eTax Mobile app.

Industry insiders said electronic devices have entered most people’s lives. In the implementation of electronic tax, there are still a number of business households and non-farm taxpayers who are not good at using advanced devices. However, this is only a temporary difficulty and does not affect implementation when the tax industry is still focused on providing information and guiding people to use apps, especially public tax payment and research services, helping people to pay their taxes more actively and easily. —VNS

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