CHINESE
Home About SAT News Tax System Tax Revenue Exchanges and Cooperation Hot Topics
SAT Upgrades and Speeds up the Spring Breeze Campaign for More Convenient Taxation Services to Improve Taxation and Business Environment
 
2018-03-02

Issuance Date: February 26, 2018     Source: General Office of the State Administration of Taxation


On February 26, the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) kick-started the 2018 Spring Breeze Campaign for More Convenient Taxation Services & Publishing of List of Tax Matters Requiring at Best One Visit to Tax Authorities, releasing the List of Tax Matters Requiring at Best One Visit to Tax Authorities. Tax authorities will further cut the time spent on tax processing, simplify declaration materials, optimize service quality and efficiency, to enhance taxpayers' satisfaction, compliance and sense of gain, and improve the taxation and business environment, said Ren Rongfa, Deputy Administrator at the SAT.


"Four years into the Spring Breeze Campaign for More Convenient Taxation since it was kicked off in 2014, the national tax system has launched 26 major categories and 90 sub-categories of innovative service measures." As a brand of innovative services by tax authorities, the Spring Breeze Campaign highlights one theme every year and achieves one leap forward every time, embarking on a clear road towards innovation, said Sun Yushan, director of the Taxpayer Service Department at the SAT.


"During years of service as an accountant, I have seen and felt the efforts of tax authorities to optimize their services." Cai Yu, accountant at Shandong Jiashan Culture and Media Company, is deeply impressed by the Spring Breeze Campaign that has been continuously pressed ahead with by tax authorities.


"The implementation results of the Spring Breeze Campaign for the past four years can be justified from the changes in the online tax processing data." According to Fan Yong, professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics, only 10% of tax authorities provided online access to tax processing in 2012, while this figure is 100% at present, with more than 90% of tax-related matters handled online, including tax-related information collection, declaration and payment, invoicing, tax relief and certificate processing, indicating "network" has been the major access to tax processing for taxpayers.


It was learned that tax authorities around the country will organize the Spring Breeze Campaign for the fifth consecutive year in 2018 under the theme of "New Taxation in the New Era", with focus on deepening the reform of "delegation, regulation and service" and optimizing the taxation and business environment. They will introduce 20 sub-categories of measures for more convenient taxation services in five major categories to optimize the taxation and business environment and strengthen taxpayers' sense of gain.


- To enhance policy certainties, tax authorities will introduce 20 measures in four sub-categories such as improving the tax system, streamlining the collection system, upgrading the taxation rules and enhancing the transparency of government affairs and the interpretation of policies, in a bid to strengthen the sense of identification among taxpayers with tax laws and systems.


- To further standardize management, they will launch 13 measures in four sub-categories including improving tax law enforcement, promoting real-name tax processing, carrying out credit management, and controlling tax risks, so as to give taxpayers a stronger sense of equality in making tax payments in accordance with the law.


- To make systems more stable, they will adopt 10 measures in three sub-categories, namely, accelerating the construction of e-tax bureaus, simplifying information reporting and promoting a shift of financial statements between taxpayers, so as to strengthen taxpayers' sense of smooth tax channels.


- To make tax payment more convenient, they will launch 24 measures in 6 sub-categories, including optimizing tax processing by entities, deepening joint tax processing, simplifying tax declaration, innovating invoicing management, adopting a list approach and improving services to major taxpayers, so as to make it easier for taxpayers to declare taxes and make payments.


- To enhance environment friendliness, they will introduce 12 measures in 3 sub-categories, including optimizing the taxation and business environment, advancing social credit co-governance and pressing ahead with the strategy to serve economic development, so as to enhance taxpayers' compliance with tax laws and give them a stronger sense of gain.


"Taxpayers' experience in tax processing is the strongest testimony to the Spring Breeze Campaign." The measures launched in this campaign to make it easier for tax processing, such as optimizing tax processing services provided by entities, deepening joint tax processing and simplifying tax declaration, reflect the alignment of taxation services with taxpayers' demand, according to Peng Linpeng, chief of the Taxpayer Service Department at Shantou Municipal Local Taxation Bureau.


"The first step of the 2018 Spring Breeze Campaign for More Convenient Taxation Services is to fully roll out the reform on tax matters requiring at best one visit to tax authorities." According to Zhang Weihua, deputy director of the Taxpayer Service Department at the SAT, one visit to tax authorities at best for tax matters means that by optimizing tax processes, enhancing the quality and effectiveness of taxation services, and integrating tax processing online and offline, tax authorities allow taxpayers to visit them only once at best or go through tax processing online for tax matters laid out in the List of Tax Matters Requiring at Best One Visit to Tax Authorities, provided that the materials are complete and comply with the statutory requirements for tax processing.


This List will become effective on April 1, 2018. The List covers the whole process of tax handling ranging from tax registration, confirmation management and invoicing, each of which concerns taxpayers and is aligned with taxpayer's demand for tax processing, said Li Wanfu, director at the SAT Taxation Science Institute.


The 2018 Spring Breeze Campaign is a key measure for tax authorities to implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and tax authorities at all levels should enhance organization and leadership, perform their responsibilities, intensify supervision and inspection to ensure all the measures are implemented and take effect, Ren Rongfa stressed. Next, tax authorities will be committed to implementing the measures for the reform of "delegation, regulation and services", with focus on building the stable, fair, transparent and predictable taxation and business environment.

Copyright © State Administration of Taxation of The People's Republic of China. All Rights Reserved