China’s Latest Laws and Regulations: June 2013, Part I

I. The State Administration of Taxation Issued a Notice Concerning Issues Related to Declaration of Tax Rebate (Exemption) for Exported Goods by Exporting Enterprises.

Recently, the State Administration of Taxation issued a Notice Concerning Issues Related to the Provision of Proceeds for Declaration of Tax Rebate (Exemption) of Exported Goods by Exporting Enterprises, which clarifies the policy for declaration of value-added tax rebate (exemption) of exported goods by exporting enterprises. The Notice will take into effect on August 1, 2013. At the same time, the State Administration of Taxation also announced the policy interpretation for the notice.


China’s Latest Laws and Regulations in March 2013

I. The Ministry of Commerce Issued Opinions Concerning the 2013 Guide on Attracting Foreign Investment Jobs 

On March 19, 2013, the Ministry of Commerce issued Opinions Concerning the 2013 Guide on Attracting Foreign Investment Work (“Opinions”), which emphasizes attracting foreign investment in the high value-added manufacturing industry, enhancing openness of the service industry to the outside world, and strengthening the important role of foreign investment in the introduction of technology and knowhow. The Opinions also promote advancement of foreign investment in eastern areas and bringing change to central western areas, as well as further improving the investment environment to protect the legal rights and interests of foreign invested enterprises and improving protection of intellectual property rights. The Ministry of Commerce concurrently released a report on the situation of foreign investment attraction in 2012.


Latest Laws and Regulations of August 2012, I

I. Eight Provinces Including Beijing will gradually Develop the Pilots to be Levied VAT Instead of Business Tax from 1st of August, 2012.

The Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation jointly issued the Notice on Developing the Pilots to be Levied VAT Instead of Business Tax in Transportation Industry and Partly Modern Services Industry in 8 Provinces or Cities including Beijing (hereinafter referred to as the “Notice”) on 31st of July, 2012. According to the Notice, upon the approval of the State Council, the range of pilots is extended to Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hubei and Guangdong. The transition of such tax policy shall be completed before 1st of September, 2012 in Beijing, 1st of November, 2012 in Fujian and Guangdong and 1st of December, 2012 in Tianjin, Zhejiang and Hubei. The pilot plan is basically the same as that of Shanghai. On 10th of August, 2012, the State Administration of Taxation published the Announcement on Relevant Issues concerning Qualification Verification of a General VAT Taxpayer in 8 Provinces and Cities Including Beijing Developing Pilots to be Levied VAT Instead of Business Tax.


Analysis on Taxation in Copyright Contribution in China

By Luo Yanjie

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Tax Preferential Policy in China’s Animation Industry

It is reported by SECURITIES DAILY (note: the link is in Chinese) that there will be adjustment on tax policy in China animation industry. In recent, China Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation jointly issued a new policy supporting the animation industry, which introduces the VAT and the preferential business tax. And less tax and taxation of the both VAT and business tax will be made hereby.

I. For the sales of the independently developed animation software by the company of the general tax payer itself, the VAT shall be levied at the rate of 17% first, and the exceeding 3% amount of the actual tax bearing will be refunded. That’s the so called levy-refund policy.


New Chinese Laws & Regulations of November, 2011 (1)

Today, Bridge IP Law Commentary will post you the latest China laws and regulations promulgated in November, and the following is the first part of the month:

1. The State Council of People’s Republic of China decides to start pilot VAT reform in Shanghai and a series of policies will be promulgated

On 16th November, 2011, the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation issued the Experimental Plan of Transfer of Levy on Business Tax to VAT, and the Notice of Experiment of Transfer of Levy on Business Tax to VAT in the Transportation Industry and Part Modern Service Industries in Shanghai, which provide that the pilot of VAT replaces the existing business tax will be carried out in the transportation industry and part modern service industries in Shanghai from 1st January, 2012. Before that, with regarding to VAT, the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation has issued the Notice on Return the Period-end Un-credited VAT Levied on the Purchase of Integrated Circuit Enterprises, and on the same day, the State Administration of Taxation issued the Announcement on the Adjustment of the Administration Measures of the Preferential Policy “Levy first and Return Immediately” for VAT.