The Hanoi Department of Taxation has focussed on tax administrative reforms following the Prime Minister’s direction to improve the tax system.

The department has worked with relevant agencies to improve procedures and regulations, and enable tax payers in the city to pay their taxes online.

According to the department, a number of small enterprises are still hesitant to embrace the new tax procedures, with some still filing traditional tax declarations, since electronic tax declaration is currently not compulsory.

By the end of August, Hanoi had 95,346 online tax payers, accounting for 87 percent of the city’s businesses, with 95 percent of online declarations being completed successfully.

The department aims to increase the proportion of businesses using the online tax declaration service to 95 percent by the end of 2014.-VNA