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Vietnam to promote electronic bills via lottery

By Dat Nguyen   June 8, 2022 | 04:55 am PT
Vietnam to promote electronic bills via lottery
A payment QR code is displayed on a smartphone. Photo by VnExpress/Dat Nguyen
Vietnam is set to use lottery prizes to promote the use of electronic bills as the country seeks to boost digital transformation.

Since April, seven billion electronic bills, or 93 percent of the total, have been recorded, and starting July 1 all businesses in the country will have to utilize electronic billing, Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc told the National Assembly on Wednesday.

To promote electronic bills, the ministry will use lottery service Vietlott to award random people using the electronic billing code submitted to the national database whenever a customer purchases a product or service.

Promoting electronic bills is among Vietnam’s latest efforts to create an e-government as its leaders have vocalized the need to digitally transform the country to boost economic growth.

Deputy Head of the General Department of Taxation Dang Ngoc Minh said earlier this month that tax payers can now scan a QR code to have tax bills delivered to their smartphone within 10 seconds.

 
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