State council institutional reform
State council institutional reform: national and local tax administrations of provincial level and below provincial level merger
It was announced on March 13 that The State Administration of Taxation and Local Tax Bureau will formally “remarry” after their divorce since 24 years ago. Twenty-four years – which makes up two Chinese zodiac cycles – eventually come back together.
On 9 a.m. March 13, the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress held the fourth plenum in the Great Hall of People, and the State Council institutional reform plan was announced. The collection and management system of the State Administration of Taxation and Local Tax Bureau will be reformed. State Administration of Taxation and Local Tax Bureau at provincial level and below provincial level will be combined to specifically handle tax, non-tax revenue collection and so forth in within their area of administration. Such reform is to accomplish the dual leadership management system among the State Administration of Taxation (who takes a leading role), and the Provincial (District and City) People’s Government.
According to Wang Jun, the minister of State Administration of Taxation, starting from April 1 this year, the government will achieve the goals of “Get all done in one time” and “All online ” on the nationwide commitment list items; From August 1, the nationwide goal of taxation service centers will provide one-stop tax services shall also be achieved, so as to provide better service to taxpayers.