On August 23, 2016, the Government promulgates the Decree No. 120/2016/ND-CP on detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of Articles of the Law on Fees and Charges. Under this Decree, fees from public services provided by state agencies shall be paid to state budget, except for cases where expenses for activities of provision of such public services are deducted from the sum of collected fees; the remaining amount (if any) shall be paid to state budget.
Of which, State agencies that are eligible to retain a predetermined amount of collected fees for maintaining their activities: agencies implementing financial policies as referred to by the Government or Prime Minister with respect to the autonomy in the use of employees on payroll and administrative expenditures by state agencies; overseas Vietnamese representative missions; Police or national defense forces that are tasked with providing services and collecting fees to serve the state management tasks in accordance with regulations of the Law on fees and charges.
Annually, collectors must make final settlement of collections and expenditures as regulated. Collectors shall carry out the final settlement of collected fees and charges in 2016 in accordance with the Ordinance on fees and charges and regulations of the law on tax management. After making the final settlement, the unused amount of fees left during the year shall be carried forwards to the following year for spending as regulated up to January 01, 2018, and the entire remaining amount of collected fees must be transferred to state budget.
This Decree takes effect on January 01, 2017.
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