Nationwide expansion of China’s VAT pilot program on 1 August 2013

Nationwide expansion of China’s VAT pilot program...

China Tax Alert - Issue 8, April 2013

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On 10 April 2013, China’s State Council announced that the Value Added Tax (VAT) pilot program, currently in force in selected cities and provinces across mainland China, will be expanded nationwide on 1 August 2013.  

This major expansion will complete the first stage of the rollout of the VAT pilot program across China to the transportation and modern services sector. China’s State Council also announced that the VAT pilot program would expand to include the production, broadcast and publication of radio, films and television programs, as well as foreshadowing the expansion to the railways, post and telecommunications industries in the near future.  

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