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Thanh Hoa (VNA) – The central province of Thanh Hoa is striving to raise the rate of businesses using online tax payment services to 95 percent by the end of 2016, as part of efforts to simplify administrative procedures of the local tax sector.

According to Le Ngoc Son, head of the provincial Department of Taxation, the application of the online tax declaration and payment is an important progress of the tax sector’s administrative reform, which facilitates tax payers.

So far, 7,486 enterprises, or 90.7 percent of total operating businesses in the locality, have registered to pay tax online.

The department has set three targets of providing online taxation services to 95 percent of local enterprises, and raising the rate of tax payment transactions as well as the monthly tax paid through the Internet to 95 percent by this December, said Son.

To this end, the provincial People’s Committee has asked departments and localities across the provinces, as well as local organisations and businesses to coordinate with local media to strengthen communications on online tax payment as well as benefits from e-tax payment.

At the same time, a hotline has been opened to support tax payers in dealing with problems they face when doing online tax transactions, while encouraging them to use the service.-VNA