The Vice Minister for Tax Policy (VTP), is one fo the bodies of the Ministy of Economy and Public Finance which contributes to the design and evalutation of fiscal policy, specifically formulating and implementing tax, tariff and customs policy, in order to safeguard the tax equity aiming to get efficiency in the collection role of the state.
Analyze, generate and propose tariff, customs and domestic tax policies as well as to establish regulation instruments for exclusive autonomous territorial domain taxation through Organizational Areas determined for such purpose, preserving its accomplishment and implementation through Execution Operational Bodies.
a) Exercise, on behalf of the Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, the Fiscal Authority status.
b) Analyze and propose rule bills on domestic tax, tariff and customs policies, according to the guidelines of the national economic policy.
c) Regulate, coordinate and harmonize the national taxation with different territorial levels under their competences.
d) Issue expertise opinion on compatibility of tax regimes of the different territorial sub-systems with the national one.
e) Participate in negotiations and agreements that country carries out in tax and tariff matters according to the guidelines of the national economic policy.
f) Implement customs and tariff policies to contribute to the food sovereignty of the country, to the protection of the national production and to competitive substitution of imports.
g) Analyze, propose and implement policies for the establishment of Duty Holiday Zones and Special Customs Regimes.
h) Formulate, propose and evaluate annual Result Commitment Agreements, signed with each of the entities under its supervision or custody.
i) Research, evaluate and forecast targets of internal taxes and customs collection, in coordination with Tax Administrations, the Vice Ministry of Budget and Public Accounts, and the Vice Ministry of Treasury and Public Credit.
j) Analyze and develop researches on tax, tariff and customs affairs.
k) Evaluate the goal accomplishments of territorial tax administration.
l) Elaborate and propose tax revenues redistribution policies among the national level and the autonomous territorial levels under coordination of the Vice Ministries of Budget & Public Accounts and Treasury & Public Credit.
m) Analyze and propose border administration policies and anti-smuggling fight measures.
n) Supervise Units or Areas of the Vice Ministry for the accomplishment of institutional goals.
o) Research, analyze and generate studies tax and tariff matters under the framework of the national economic policy.
p) Develop and Promote support measures to the various territorial administrations to strengthen its tax collection capacity.
q) Elaborate statistics and figures on tax matters based on the national collection level indicators.
r) Undertake monitoring and accomplishment evaluation of tax and tariff rules and standards.
s) Promote tributary educational consciousness programs towards general population.
t) Compile, arrange and publish permanently national and territorial regulations as well as fiscal related researches.
u) Attend to national and international events dealt with tax and/or tariff matters prior authorization of superior authorities.
v) Comply with tasks assigned by the Ministry of Economy and Public Finance and attend meetings in its representation.
w) Provide guidelines for the elaboration of the Annual Operational Program and Budgets of the Vice Ministry of Tax Policy based on directives from the Ministry of Economy and Public Finance.
x) Manage, supervise and coordinate technical administrative activities of the Vice Ministry.