Preparing Sufficient Resources for Disease Prevention and Political Tasks

10:12:30 AM | 22/12/2020

From the beginning of the year up to now, despite the influence of the COVID-19 epidemic, the provincial Party Committee, People's Council, and People's Committee in Vinh Long have directed agencies and departments to help Vinh Long Department of Finance perform the task of state budget collection in accordance with planning, ensuring sufficient resources for the important tasks of the province as well as disease prevention. Around this topic, our reporter has an interview with Mr. Pham Minh Thien, Director of Vinh Long Department of Finance. Cong Luan reports.

From the beginning of the year until now, the COVID-19 epidemic has been complicated, significantly affecting production and business activities of enterprises and people. In that context, what efforts has the Vinh Long Finance sector made to ensure the budget of the province?

Vinh Long Department of Finance has focused on synchronous implementation of tax management solutions under the direction of the Government in Resolution 01 / NQ-CP and Resolution 02 / NQ-CP dated January 1, 2020; directives, requirements and decisions on concentrated solutions for production and business.

 In addition, Vinh Long Department of Taxation has also performed well the work of advising, directing the synchronous implementation of state budget collection such as: Strictly control revenue sources; strengthen the fight against tax fraud and strengthen administrative procedure reform, generate profits for taxpayers; strengthen management, limit tax debts, contribute to creating an equal production and business environment and raise additional sources of revenue for the state budget.

How is the application of information technology in the sector, especially in the budget management?

Over the past years, Vinh Long Department of Finance has enhanced the application of information technology in budget management; actively implementing softwares deployed by the Ministry of Finance such as: the Treasury and Budget Management Information System (TABMIS); the budget revenue and expenditure database; and synchronized data among units of the Department of Finance, the Department of Taxation and the State Treasury. At the same time, the Department of Finance has implemented software such as: Asset management, Investment project management and Receipt management which have contributed to computerization of regulatory services.

In 2020, we implement the Salary Management and Budget Management software and study about the provincial wage demand to better serve the budget planning. We have invested in upgrading internal networks, increasing security information; upgrading the website information to promptly inform new financial regimes and policies to units and publicize the entire budget according to regulations. Vinh Long Department of Finance was rated as the leading department in applying information technology and awarded certificates of merit by the Provincial People's Committee. Vinh Long ranked 8/63 in Vietnam ICT of Finance sector.

In 2021 and beyond, we will continue to invest in the intranet system in accordance with the architecture of the Ministry of Finance and the Department of Information and Communication regulations; continue to implement the salary management and budget management software for the remaining units and form budget-financial database to computerize the entire profession in agencies.

In order to effectively implement the financial and budget tasks in 2020, contributing to the successful completion of the socio-economic development goals of the province, in the coming time, which measures will Vinh Long Finance focus on?

Vinh Long Department of Finance was rated as the leading department in applying information technology and awarded certificates of merit by the Provincial People's Committee. Vinh Long ranked 8/63 in Vietnam ICT of Finance sector.

To complete the tasks, contribute to the completion of the socio-economic development goals of Vinh Long province, the Department of Finance will work closely with the tax authorities to strengthen revenue management suitable for each field, geographical areas and subjects to step up the fight against revenue loss, price transfer, tax fraud, tax debt collection; and detect and handle fraudulent acts affecting the state budget. The Department will also fully manage the value-added tax in accordance with the law, fully administer the value-added tax within the scope of the project assigned by competent authorities in 2020. We will continue to research solutions for tax fees to submit to the competent authorities to promote production and business; focus on implementing effective financial solutions, improving the business environment, removing difficulties for businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19.

We will control the state budget spending within the assigned budget, sharply reducing funding for organizing conferences, seminars, public ceremonies, studying and surveying abroad; proactively arranging recurrent expenditures, giving priority to important tasks and newly added tasks in 2020. We will also focus on building state budget expenditure planning for 2021 and a 3-year medium-term plan 2021-2023. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the estimation must ensure to follow the reality.

Thank you very much!

Source: Vietnam Business Forum

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