Nanjing Promotes the Environmental Renovation of the Yangtze River: Environmental Tax Reduction and Reduction to Encourage Enterprises to Innovate and Reduce Emissions
We will close and withdraw from more than 100 chemical enterprises and promote the upgrading and transformation of key enterprises along the Yangtze River in an orderly manner. In recent years, with the overall planning of "supporting the river" in Nanjing, the environmental control and protection of the Nanjing section of the Yangtze River has become the "highlight" of the local government's work. Nanjing, which once made an important city for China and surrounded the river by chemical industry, has also reached a critical moment to enhance the "green content" of the overall chemical industry. It is understood that in recent years, Nanjing has enabled local chemical enterprises to take the initiative to innovate processes and increase energy conservation and emission reduction through the market "regulation" function of environmental protection tax (hereinafter referred to as environmental tax).
At Yangzi Petrochemical, a veteran chemical company in Nanjing, the head of the enterprise said, "in order to fully support the Yangtze River protection strategy, the enterprise's sewage treatment level has been continuously improved, and the sewage treatment target has reached 40 ppm, which is far lower than the national and EU discharge targets."
At the riverbank wharf of Yangzi Petrochemical, the person in charge demonstrated the newly built sewage treatment system of the enterprise. The project realizes zero discharge of production and domestic water to the Yangtze River, which really tightens the "last meter" of sewage from the Linjiang wharf directly discharged from the Yangtze River.
According to the person in charge, in recent years, Yangzi Petrochemical has continuously increased investment in the treatment of hidden dangers in environmental protection and upgrading standards. At present, it has formed a sewage, waste gas and solid waste treatment system with a first-class comprehensive technical level in China, and built a recycling network of resources such as torch gas, sulfur, carbon dioxide, biogas and steam classification utilization."of course, the investment of enterprises has also been rewarded with real money from all departments of the government. The environmental tax expenditure of Yangzi Petrochemical Company dropped from 36.35 million yuan in 2018 to 25.31 million yuan in 2019, saving nearly 10 million yuan in just one year, greatly encouraging the enterprise's confidence in innovation and green development. "
In Yangzi Petrochemical-BASF Co., Ltd. (referred to as Yangba Company), the enterprise continues to invest 1.1 billion yuan to pour R & D efforts into environmental protection, in order to further reduce pollutant emissions, improve energy use and strengthen production safety.
"all the devices here implement the unique integration concept of BASF, that is, the planning and design concepts such as functional block, management specialization, production automation, land resource intensification, etc., and define the functional orientation and specialized division of labor of each block. and all production equipment upstream and downstream, production equipment and public works interconnection." According to the person in charge of Yamba, this model not only realizes the efficient use of products, by-products and energy, but also minimizes the impact of production on the environment, so as to optimize the utilization of resources and minimize the environmental impact.
"with the continuous progress of various optimization and renovation projects, compared with 2018, the company reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 11%, nitrogen oxide emissions by 22%, and environmental tax by 240000 yuan compared with 2018." The head of Yamba said.
It is understood that with the introduction of various preferential policies for energy conservation and emission reduction in the chemical manufacturing industry in Nanjing, many enterprises have responded positively, giving full play to their advantages in scientific research and improving their "green content" and "gold content".
For example, in the pharmaceutical field of major emitters, Nanjing Green Leaf Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is a state-level high-tech enterprise with a number of environmental protection "independent intellectual property rights". From 2015 to 2019, the enterprise carried out 26 R & D projects for energy conservation and emission reduction, with a total investment of about 8 million yuan, and obtained an annual economic benefit of about 13 million yuan. It not only saved more than 1100 million yuan in the purchase cost of raw materials, reduced about 2 tons of waste gas VOCs emissions annually, but also greatly reduced the production of waste organic solvents, and really became a "green" production enterprise.
"at present, the government's tax incentives for energy conservation and emission reduction enterprises are very powerful, especially for enterprises in environmental protection innovation and research and development." Dong Xiaoqing, deputy director of the second Inspection Bureau of the Nanjing Taxation Bureau of the State Administration of Taxation, said that on the one hand, as long as enterprises engage in qualified projects such as public sewage treatment, public garbage treatment, comprehensive development and utilization of biogas, technological transformation of energy conservation and emission reduction, and seawater desalination, starting from the tax year in which the first production and operation income belongs to the project, the enterprise income tax will be exempted from the first to the third year. The enterprise income tax shall be halved from the fourth to the sixth year; On the other hand, if enterprises purchase and actually use special equipment for environmental protection, enterprise income tax preferential catalogue for energy-saving and water-saving equipment, and enterprise income tax preferential catalogue for special equipment for production safety, 10% of the investment in such special equipment can be deducted from the amount of tax payable by the enterprise in the current year. If the tax payable in the current year is insufficient for the credit, the credit can also be carried forward in the next five tax years.
However, with the continuous upgrading of energy conservation and emission reduction facilities, the investment in special equipment for energy conservation and emission reduction is a continuous process. Some enterprises have proposed that because the invested equipment is not in the preferential catalogue of special equipment, they cannot fully enjoy the tax credit for the amount of investment in special equipment. " Dong Xiaoqing said frankly, "with regard to this' loophole', it is hoped that the relevant departments will strengthen market research on special equipment for energy conservation and emission reduction, update the preferential catalogue of special equipment as soon as possible, and ensure that enterprises of energy conservation and emission reduction should enjoy preferential tax policies." this is also a contribution to green development and ecological civilization. " (end)