Vietnam to block Facebook accounts whose owners trade online but refuse to pay taxStaff Writer | June 26, 2017
Vietnam's relevant agencies will coordinate with Facebook to block accounts whose owners actively trade products on the social network but refuse to pay taxes, local media reported on Monday.
Asia The Hanoi Department of Taxation
"We don't want to resort to this measure (blocking Facebook accounts), but will have to do that if such online traders insist on refusing to pay taxes," the newspaper quoted an official from the tax agency as saying.
The Hanoi Department of Taxation has recently sent letters to owners of nearly 13,500 Facebook accounts which have trading activities, proposing them to pay taxes.
Local newspaper Tien Phong (Pioneer) quoted the department's latest statistics, in Hanoi, there are nearly 17,000 Facebook accounts which engage in trading products or services on the social network. ■