State budget revenue surpasses nearly 20% of estimate: Ministry of Finance

State budget revenue reached over 1.69 quadrillion VND (71.4 billion USD) as of December 15, exceeding the estimate by 19.8%, the Ministry of Finance announced at a conference in Hanoi on December 19.
State budget revenue surpasses nearly 20% of estimate: Ministry of Finance
State budget revenue surpasses nearly 20% of estimate: Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at Ministry of Finance's conference. (Photo: VNA)

Of the total revenue, central budget collection surpassed the estimate by 19.3%, and that of local budget by 20.4%.

The Ministry attributed the high budget revenue to the economic recovery, with gross domestic product (GDP) expected to expand by 7.5% in 2022, higher than the plan.

In 2022, the Ministry of Finance has also implemented many policies on exempting, reducing and postponing taxes, fees and charges to help businesses restore production and business, thereby making their contributions to the budget.

Since the beginning of the year to December 15, 193.4 trillion VND worth of taxes, land rent, fees and charges had been exempted, decreased or extended.

In the period, state budget spending is estimated at 1.45 quadrillion VND, equal to 81.2% of the estimate, in which spending on development investment reached 72.4% of the estimate, and recurrent expenditure 88.1%.

The Ministry actively made recommendations to an economic recovery package worth 347 trillion VND, with focus on infrastructure investment, social welfare and digital transformation; and requested ministries, sectors and localities to cut recurrent expenditure by 10% compared to budget allocation norms.

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(Source: VNA)