Nearly 24,000 firms from 14 cities and provinces have paid their corporate taxes electronically since the e-filing system was launched over a year ago, said General Director of Taxation Bui Van Nam.

The platform collected more than 14 trillion VND (667 million USD) for the State budget, said Nam, addressing a signing ceremony between the General Department of Taxation and 15 commercial banks, including HD Bank, A Chau Bank, ABBank, Saigon bank, Maritime Bank, VIB, Techcombank, VIP, SHB, SeABank, Tien Phong Bank, Lien Viet Post Bank, MHB Bank, Sacombank and Ban Viet Bank.

As stipulated in the new agreement, both sides will launch a system to share, receive and process tax payment data.

Nam said the move was made to ensure that 90 percent of enterprises nationwide pay taxes through the e-system this year.

Between now and late 2016, the tax sector aims to sign similar deals with all banks operating in the country, he added.-VNA