China News Network, 4 April -- The Information Office of the State Council held a press conference on 6 April to introduce the relevant situation of "giving better play to the role of taxation functions and better serving the high-quality development of the economy and society." At the meeting, Wang Daoshu, deputy director of the State Administration of Taxation, introduced that the latest data in the first month of this year's individual tax report show that the special additional deduction tax reduction has reached more than 6 billion yuan, of which the "old and the young" group has achieved tax reduction of nearly 1500 billion yuan.
At the meeting, a reporter asked: The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China proposed to improve people's livelihood and improve the quality of people's lives. What has the tax department done to protect and improve people's livelihood?
Wang Daoshu introduced the specific situation of three aspects:
The first is to promote employment. Employment is a major matter for the people, and small and micro business entities are the main channels and new forces for promoting employment and ensuring people's livelihood. The tax department has implemented preferential tax policies such as VAT reduction for small-scale taxpayers, income tax incentives for small and micro-profit enterprises and individual industrial and commercial enterprises, and halving the "six taxes and two fees" for small and micro business entities, so as to help small and micro business entities stabilize jobs and expand employment. In 2022, the above policies have benefited more than 8000 million business entities, of which more than 99% benefited small and micro enterprises and individual industrial and commercial enterprises.
The second is to reduce the burden. Ordinary people care about specific things around them, such as education, medical care, and housing. Tax departments actively implement preferential tax policies to effectively reduce the living burden of ordinary people. The individual income tax reform implemented since 2018 has a very obvious tax reduction effect, and the working class has generally benefited, especially the new children's education, continuing education, housing loan interest, housing rent, serious illness medical treatment, support for the elderly and infant care under the age of 3, which has released the tax reduction dividend in a targeted manner according to the needs of people's livelihood. The latest data in the first month of this year's individual tax report shows that the special additional deduction tax reduction has reached more than 7 billion yuan, of which the "old and the small" group has achieved tax reduction of nearly 1500 billion yuan. At the same time, in order to support the reasonable housing needs of residents, the state continues to implement the policy of reducing and reducing the deed tax of the first and second sets of improved housing purchased by individuals, and accurately implements the tax support policy for the construction and operation of public rental housing, which will reduce taxes by more than 1100 billion yuan in 2022.
Third, strong guarantees. Social security is a safety net for ordinary people's lives. After the social insurance premiums were transferred to the tax department for collection, the tax department's service targets were extended to all units and more than 13.<> billion insured people. We actively optimize tax payment services, expand payment channels, and complete the task of social insurance premium budget revenue year after year while implementing the fee reduction and deferral policies without compromise, so that the people's "pension money" and "life saving money" have a reliable guarantee. At the same time, in conjunction with relevant departments, we will steadily implement the national overall planning of basic endowment insurance, promote the provincial overall planning of basic medical insurance, unemployment insurance and work-related injury insurance, carry out pilot projects of long-term care insurance and occupational injury protection for new employment forms of employees, implement tax support policies such as enterprise annuities and individual pensions, and further improve the world's largest social security system.