Kazakhstan is integrating tax and customs management systems

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International Business News  –  Yerzhan Birzhanov, Deputy Minister of Finance of Kazakhstan, said in a work report at the government meeting that after the integration of tax and customs management systems is completed, improving the risk management system for fiscal and regulatory and inspection will help prevent irregularities. The ministry recommended expanding the use of internal control management systems for non-implemented notifications and assessing the risk of unverified VAT refunds.

According to Yerzhan Birzhanov, false transactions will be terminated at the completion stage by monitoring electronic invoices online. All notifications are planned to be issued automatically in stages at the central level, based on data from government agencies and organisations. Efforts are under way to introduce the principle of due diligence, whereby taxpayers conduct independent checks on their counterparties, which will reduce the number of lawsuits.

To avoid putting pressure on honest entrepreneurs, “remote control” will be introduced as a new form of collaboration with the business world, the report said. Expand the application of “horizontal monitoring” based on remote interaction with large enterprises.

Yerzhan Birzhanov said that he will continue to improve the cargo traceability system and plans to fully integrate the tax and customs management system. By the end of 2023, the integrated tax management system and integrated database will be put into trial operation, followed by integration with Astana-1, E-Window and the new customs management system, for which integration has already been carried out with the mobile application of the secondary bank. There are plans to simplify the tax system, including through outsourcing services and developing your own services.

It is reported that 9 highway ports and 1 railway port on the border are undergoing modernization and technological upgrading. The upgraded port will integrate customs controls.