(PLO)- E-commerce platforms believe that the floors must report and provide information for e-commerce tax collection at a reasonable level and closely follow current legal regulations.
The E-commerce Association (VECOM) has just issued a response to Official Letter No. 3434 of the General Department of Taxation on “Survey on data and information provided by e-commerce platforms”.
Accordingly, VECOM supports the option of providing information in an electronic manner to facilitate the tax administration of the tax authorities and for smooth business operations of the exchanges.
However, the reporting and provision of information should be at a reasonable level, following the current legal regulations, and not exceeding the powers and responsibilities of the e-commerce floor enterprise.
On the basis of collecting opinions from member e-commerce floors, VECOM continues to make seven unreasonable points according to the proposal of the General Department of Taxation around the issue of collecting seller information, providing information periodically and revealing process of paying tax on behalf of the seller.
According to VECOM, some reporting requirements of the tax industry are not reasonable. Illustration: THU HA
Seller provided wrong information, who is responsible?
According to VECOM, according to e-commerce floors, paying tax on behalf of sellers still has many related concerns that have not been answered by the General Department of Taxation. These issues relate to solutions to provide information to ensure safety and security, and responsibility for information security as well as mechanism for handling violations in case of information disclosure, causing damage to enterprises. .
In addition, VECOM also suggested that, when the periodic information provision process is applied, it is necessary to allow exchanges to transfer requests for information arising from local tax authorities (if any) to the General Department of Taxation. Department of Taxation.
This mechanism is to ensure favorable conditions for operation and avoid creating too much burden for the floor in terms of providing information to tax authorities at all levels, while providing periodic information to the General Department of Taxation. .
Also in this dispatch, VECOM believes that according to the current legal regulations, e-commerce floors do not have enough or cannot verify some of the seller’s information that the General Department of Taxation requires to provide.
Therefore, businesses expect the General Department of Taxation to have specific regulations on the responsibilities of related parties in the obligation to provide information so that it is accurate and does not overlap.
VECOM also proposes to clarify the responsibility of providing information in other special cases related to the floor such as when these original exchanges are linked with other e-commerce floors in the field of providing customer services or providing services. Air tickets, food, travel…
In addition, this association also believes that it is necessary to consider the appropriate data format so that when transferring information from the floor to the portal of the General Department of Taxation, it does not require too much manual editing, which is laborious and costly. implementation time, while increasing the risk of errors…
The implementation time is urgent and unreasonable
Besides the above comments, VECOM is concerned that the roadmap proposed by the General Department of Taxation is too urgent and unreasonable. According to the proposal of the General Department of Taxation: programming time: September 26 to October 10; Floor testing: 11-10 to 14-10; Complete system: October 17 to October 21; Official deployment: November 2022.
VECOM proposed the General Department of Taxation to come up with a more feasible application roadmap. Specifically, testing time with exchanges within three days is absolutely not feasible because exchanges need time to arrange and allocate appropriate resources to serve testing. Therefore, at least 1 month should be allowed for the testing period.
At the same time, e-commerce enterprises also requested the General Department of Taxation to notify the exchanges in advance about the test time one month in advance to arrange resources for implementation, avoiding affecting the normal operation of the exchanges.
In addition, from October 2022 to the end of January 2023 is the peak time for business, the resources of the exchanges cannot meet other tasks, so VECOM recommends the General Department of Taxation carefully consider this fact.
In addition, representatives of e-commerce floors also proposed to change the period of providing information periodically to annual, the same deadline for submitting PIT finalization (April 30 every year).
This is to serve for tax finalization and determination of tax obligations of individuals and business households, to reduce the burden of information aggregation for both tax authorities and exchanges.
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