By Tony Dong and Daisy Duan   King & Wood Mallesons’ Taxation Group invoice plays an indispensable role in economic activity and business operations in China. It also plays an important role in tax scrutiny when tax authorities are collecting taxes and combating tax evasion. It is reported that in 2013, the tax authorities investigated 91,000 cases of selling or producing false invoices or the illegal issuing of invoices  and 130 million illegal invoices were uncovered. Invoice-related non-compliance is found frequently in certain industries such as real estate, construction and installation, medicine and medical equipment, power generation and supply, catering and entertainment, and the education or training industry. The tax authorities have identified 89,000 entities that have illegal invoices issues, and they are pursuing taxes of more than RMB 13.8 billion.
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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.
Continue Reading Brief Analysis on the Impacts of the VAT Transition Pilot Expansion