From July 1st 2019, PVOIL officially started issuing electronic bills to customers. This is a result of strong determination and effort from PVOIL leaders in implementing Decree No. 119/2018/NĐ-CP on electronic billing signed by the government on September 12th 2018.
Moreover, according to amended Law on Tax Administration approved by the National Assembly, from July 1st 2022, State organizations, companies and individuals have to use electronic bills.
Recently, electronic bills has become more and more popular in enterprises, especially large-scaled ones with advanced information technology infrastructure operating in sectors including trade, service, because electronic billing application brings much benefit to enterprises, consumers and authorities.
Implementation of electronic billing contributes to the transparency in corporate management as well as improving quality of customer service, ensuring customers’ benefits. Electronic billing also help PVOIL save expenses including: paper, ink, delivery, and achieving bills, creating favorable conditions for the company in management, information checking, and making year-end audit report. Besides limiting risk of material losses, electronic billing is easily sent to customers via internet.
Acknowledging that using electronic billing not only satisfy requirement from the government, but demand to operate and serve customers better, PVOIL decided to carried out using electronic bill in the whole system of PVOIL.
Before electronic billing is applied in the entire system, some PVOIL units have converted to this type of billing following request from local tax authorities. However, the implementation met challenge since there was no compatibility in term of technology, leaving difficulty in connection between units in the system.
Therefore, PVOIL made thorough research and selected appropriate model, building technology infrastructure and centralized data system, organizing training courses for staff and instructing customers using electronic bills. The company also built procedure, regulations for exploiting electronic billing system effectively and safely.
After thorough preparation, from July July 1st 2019, PVOIL and divisions started operation the billing system. According to roadmap, after July 1st 2019, PVOIL divisions will register at tax authorities and launch internal training courses for applying the electronic billing in PVOIL system.
Especially, using printed bill, PVOIL met difficulty in transferring them to customers. Printed bill has created much hurdle for PVOIL to apply PVOIL Easy program, a method of non-cash payment for customers at PVOIL petroleum stations. Electronic billing is a solution that encourages customers to use products and services of PVOIL.
Sample of PVOIL electronic bill