Policy Aims and Objectives of the Ministry of Finance in 2014
1、Improving financial strategies and raising financial efficacy
(1)Continued promotion of “The Program for Improving the Efficacy of Government Finance,” reduction in uneconomical spending, utilization of revenues in an effective way to increase treasury revenues.
(2)Active raising of resources for the funding of government budgets, support of the implementation of government policy, ensurance of the sound development of government finance.
(3)Raising of efficacy in the management of government revenue, enhancement of the reasonableness in the collection of charges and fees, improvement in the soundness of the system for the management of government finances.
(4)Strengthening of the management of government-owned enterprises, ensurance of the benefits of government-owned shareholdings, enhancement of the operational synergies of each enterprise.
(5)Continuation of the promotion of the regular and moderate issuance of government bonds and treasury bills, improvement in the efficiency of debt management .
(6)Strengthening of financial planning for public infrastructure projects, improvement in financial efficacy.
(7)Enhancement of the mechanism of fiscal assistance to help local governments in the implementation of measures to increase revenues and reduce expenditures.
(8)Improvement in the sound development of the Public Welfare Lottery industry, presentation of the core values of lottery issuance.
(9)Enhancement of tobacco and alcohol management, ensurance of the safety of consumption.
(10)Improvement in the efficiency of disbursement operations, enhancement of disbursement services, ensurance of disbursement security.
2、Maintenance of the fairness of taxation and upgrading of efficiency in tax administration
(1)Proposal of amendments to the tax laws and implementation of tax reforms so as to make government finance sound.
(2)Continuation of the revision and deregulation of tax laws and regulations to promote economic development.
(3)Improvement of skills of assessment in tax administration so as to enhance the assessment of tax evasion and to maintain the fairness and justice of taxation.
(4)Continuation of the promotion of the simplification of tax administration with the provision of simplified and convenient tax payment services.
(5)Implementation of the program to reduce taxation litigation, promotion of the quality of the handling of inquiry cases, solving of controversies between taxpayers and tax authorities in an effective way.
(6)Promotion of international public finance interaction, active participation in international conferences, establishment of concrete multilateral and bilateral relations.
(7)Signing of public finance cooperation agreements or memoranda, strengthening of international fiscal relations.
3、Streamlining of Customs management to improve effectiveness in facilitation
(1)Establishment of the Ubiquitous Economic and Trade Network to enhance security and facilitation in customs clearance.
(2)Development of international logistics in conjunction with other government agencies to upgrade the effectiveness of bonding management.
(3)Adjustment of the tariff policy in a timely manner to foster its functions in the economy.
(4)Strengthening of the exchange of intelligence with foreign Customs to effectively interdict smuggling and illicit trade.
(5)Implementation of trade remedy measures to maintain a fair business environment for domestic industries.
(6)Promotion of the signing of customs cooperation agreements, strengthening of international customs cooperation.
4、Perfecting of state property management and strengthening of the performance of the sustainable operations
(1)Improvement in the handling of information on national assets in order to facilitate coordinated operation.
(2)Provision of land for public service or common use, and initiation of public construction to facilitate the carrying out of policy objectives.
(3)Checking and dealing with the inventory of occupied state-owned lands and with the provision of assistance to the managing authorities of public properties to strengthen management in order to enhance efficiency in the overall utilization of national assets.
5、Enhancing of the guidance mechanism for the “Promotion of Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects” (PPIP) and of the attractiveness of the investment environment
(1)Continuation of the implementation of the investment information platform for PPIP to eliminate obstacles to investment.
(2)Deliberation on PPIP regulations and the establishment of related mechanisms to introduce multiple channels for private investment.
(3)Active solicitation of investors and matching-up of business opportunities to effectively integrate resources to assist authorities-in-charge in soliciting business.
(4)Continuous provision of guidance and incentive measures to assist authorities-in-charge to develop PPIP projects and strengthen PPIP expertise.
6、Enhancement of efficacy through e-transformation
(1)Management of taxation information systems to enhance efficiency in taxation administration.
(2)Promotion of e-invoices and creation of i-life.
(3)Continued execution of tax e-filing and online payment to provide convenient channels for tax payment by the public.
7、Generalizing of the reform of the processing of government services
(1)Promotion of cross-government e-examination to provide excellent e-services to the public.
(2)Invitation to related administrative agencies to set up a working group with the aim of promoting the use of e-invoices.
8、Activating of the values of state assets in order to enhance the effectiveness of financial operations
(1)Flexible utilization of the methods of rental, superficies tender and improvement in utilization to revitalize the use of state-owned land, attraction of the private sector capital for cooperation in the development of state-owned land.
(2)Implementation of the financial operation plan, repayment of outstanding debt in advance, saving of interest expenditures.
9、Enhancement of the qualifications of personnel to establish excellent working teams
Strengthening of the cultivation of talented personnel and the organizational and learning capacities of the staff, cultivation of an excellent organizational culture.
10、Enhancement of the efficacy of research and development
(1)Conduct of related consigned research projects for important fiscal policies or issues.
(2)Encouragement to colleagues to do research on relevant business or significant public affairs with the combining of theory and practice to improve their professional qualifications.
11、Implementation of the mechanism of government internal control
Implementation of the internal control and audit of the MOF and its subsidiary agencies to enhance administrative efficiency.
12、Increase in the benefits of assets and proper allocation of government resources
(1)Executing budgets on the basis of fiscal discipline to raise the implementation rate of the capital budget.
(2)Utilization of the principle of a zero-based budget system, carrying out of a carefully compiled mid-term budget expenditure quota approved by the Executive Yuan.
13、Improvement in the qualifications of manpower and the efficiency of management
(1)Streamlining of the organization in line with government policy, proper management of the numbers of personnel.
(2)Promotion of a passion for lifelong learning and improvement in the qualifications and core competencies of manpower.