Pandemic-hit businesses are expected to continue benefit from more support measures (Photo: VNA)
About 118 trillion VND (5.16 billion USD) worth of taxes, land rent, fees, and
charges are expected to be reduced or have payment deadlines extended in 2021
to assist enterprises and people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
This is part of a draft
resolution on some support measures for pandemic-hit enterprises and people discussed
by the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on September 16.
Delivering a brief report on
the draft, Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc said facing negative impacts of the
COVID-19 pandemic on Vietnam’s economy and society, the Government has carried
out many timely support measures. The sum of taxes and budget contributions
that were exempted, reduced, or had payment deadlines extended in 2020 stood at
around 129 trillion VND.
Given numerous challenges
facing businesses and people this year, including the complex COVID-19
situation, the Government has proposed the NA Standing Committee issue and
launched by itself some solutions to continue assisting the targeted groups to
weather difficulties and boost production and business.
The sitting of the NA Standing Committee on September 16 (Photo: VNA)
In particular, the Cabinet
plans to extend deadlines for paying taxes (added value tax, corporate income
tax, personal income tax) and land rent for the pandemic-hit groups this year.
It will continue slashing the environmental protection tax on aviation fuel,
further cutting down import tariffs on many groups of commodities to remove
difficulties and enhance enterprises’ competitiveness, and reducing 30 types of
fees and charges to fuel production and business and guarantee social security.
These measures are set to be
implemented in 2021, helping enterprises and people benefit from about 118
trillion VND worth of taxes, land rent, fees, and charges. That includes 115
trillion VND of taxes and land rent, and another 3 trillion VND of fees and
charges, Phoc noted.
Besides, other support
measures funded by the State budget have also been carried out at the total
cost of over 26 trillion VND under the Government’s Resolution No 68/NQ-CP on
some policies aiding pandemic-hit workers and employers.
Speaking at the meeting, NA
Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue asked the Ministry of Finance to clarify beneficiary
groups and consider preferential credit policies for some sectors that have
been greatly affected but yet to be included in the priority list such as
aviation, freight and passenger transport by roads, travel companies, hotels,
NA Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc
Hai said the NA Standing Committee agreed on the four groups of policies
proposed by the Government. He asked the Finance Ministry to consider opinions
at the meeting to complete the draft resolution./.