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China: Summary of tax, customs developments

China: Summary of tax, customs developments

The KPMG member firm in China reports on the following tax developments.


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  • Beijing State Tax Bureau promotes issuance of electronic “ordinary” VAT invoices through the electronic VAT invoice system• Application for enjoyment of preferential import tax policies for the key technical equipment clarified (Gong Xin Ting Lian Cai [2016] No. 40) 
  • Customs authority ceases the pre-approval of deferred payment of tariffs and duties collected by the customs on imports (GAC Announcement [2016] No.15)


Read a March 2016 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in China

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