SOFIA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency (NRA) would further expand its electronic services in a bid to facilitate taxpayers, an official said here Thursday.
Starting from 2020, the NRA would complete the tax return for individuals in advance, Rossen Bachvarov, head of its Communication and Protocol Directorate said at a press conference.
"This is a big step," he said.
The NRA believed that this type of effort had greater potential than the administrative and penal measures, Bachvarov said.
At present, individuals need to complete their annual tax return themselves. Last year, 34 percent of personal tax returns were submitted electronically, and the NRA strongly hoped that this year, every second citizens' tax return would be filed online, "because it is far faster, more convenient and cheaper for everyone," Bachvarov said.
It was more than obvious that when tax return submission is easy and convenient, violations decreased, he also said.
The NRA has already provided 100 electronic services for free, exchanging hundreds of millions of electronic documents for more than 3 million customers, and saving them over 300 million BGN (some 175.7 million U.S. dollars) per annum on direct administrative costs, Bachvarov added.