Transition from business tax to VAT

By Zhao Yan and Daisy Duan King & Wood Mallesons’ Tax Group

On January 1, 2012, the trial of the value-added tax (“VAT”) Transition from business tax to VAT (“VAT Transition”) for transportation and certain modern service industries was implemented in Shanghai. It is a landmark event in Chinese tax reform. In July 2012, the State Council further decided to expand the pilot area to Beijing and seven other provinces and municipalities in stages: Beijing is expected to complete the VAT reform by September 2012; Jiangsu and Anhui provinces are expected to be complete by October 2012; the conversion deadline for Fujian and Guangdong provinces is November 1, 2012; and the deadline for Tianjin Municipality, Zhejiang Province and Hubei Province is December 1, 2012. Furthermore, the VAT Transition pilot areas will continue to be expanded next year and certain industries will be selected as pilots for VAT Transition nationwide.
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