State Administration of Taxation

Group's representatives face Beijing tax officials in first meeting since raid and shutdown

Representatives of a civil rights group, Gongmeng, met Beijing taxation authorities yesterday for the first time since their office was raided and shut down last week.

Saturday, 25 July, 2009, 12:00am

More cities added to consultation on property tax and implementation

More cities will take part in a government survey on a proposed property tax and its implementation scheme.

Yang Suizhou, a deputy chief of the State Administration of Taxation's local tax division, said the government would further expand the consultation by adding five more cities to the survey, without identifying them.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing eyeing property rates to rein in prices

Analysts say annual levy on owners would help stabilise market; fuel tax back on the agenda now oil prices have fallen

The central government is considering levying property rates to aid its efforts to cool the mainland's red-hot real estate market.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Turf wars delaying three key laws

Bills covering monopolies, property rights and business tax rates will not, after all, be tabled at NPC session

Disputes among government departments have forced the shelving of three important and long-awaited laws due for review at the upcoming annual National People's Congress session, sources say.

2 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Import tax exemption policy overhauled

When the mainland authorities introduce the 'big six' into tax legislation you can be sure they are not dealing with the type of bargains found at a weekend flea market.

4 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Lumbering tax system faces major overhaul

China will significantly reform its system of local taxes next year, tax chief Jin Renqing said yesterday.

Addressing the National Taxation Work Conference in Beijing, Mr Jin also said amendments to tax collection laws had been completed and would be submitted to the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee on Friday for review.

18 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Move seen as key to standardising charges and removing cities' protective levies

Beijing has taken a major step forward in standardising the tax regime for China's car industry.

Industry participants say plans to introduce a 10 per cent sales tax on all cars from January 1 was in line with Beijing's drive to establish a clear and stable tax environment to cope with its World Trade Organisation membership requirements.

7 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Agencies purged to clean up tax bureaus

Tax bureaus have been ordered to get rid of their service agencies by the end of the year in a move to improve their image.

The State Administration of Taxation announced the unofficial agencies had to be separated from official bureaus, Xinhua reported.

20 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

January tax revenues up 7.6pc

The mainland collected 61.1 billion yuan (about HK$56.21 billion) in industrial and commercial taxes in January, up 7.6 per cent from the year-ago period, Xinhua said yesterday. The growth rate was 5.8 percentage points lower than in January last year due to the one-week Lunar New Year holidays this year, Xinhua said, quoting the State Administration of Taxation.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:10pm

Taxmen to tighten land VAT checks

China is urging taxation agencies to tighten up the collection and regulation of value-added tax (VAT) on land.

A notice issued to the agencies said some areas had been slow and inefficient in collecting the tax, Xinhua (the New China News Agency) said.

The notice urges taxation agencies to check and register contracts for transferring and developing land.

4 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

VAT bottleneck warning

CHINA has decided to adopt a flexible approach on value added tax (VAT) refunds owing to a mounting backlog that is depleting state coffers and hampering exporters' cash flow.

In a circular issued in mid-June by the State Council, China formalised the unofficial practice of 'offsetting', which allowed the VAT payable for domestic sales to be offset by VAT rebates on exports.

10 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Computers to aid in tax collection

BEIJING has stepped up its tax reforms by introducing a centralised computer network to replace routine tax administration by government officials, according to State Tax Bureau chiefs.

Li Yonggui, general deputy commissioner of the State Tax Bureau, said the bureau planned to systemise the state's tax management by setting up a computerised network all over the country.

5 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Massive effort to explain new tax

CHINA has stepped up publicity on the new tax regulations in the face of confusion and malpractice over its enforcement in the past three weeks.

Yesterday, Director of the State Administration of Taxation Jin Xin took part in a publicity campaign on details of the new tax regulations in Wangfujing Avenue, the busiest shopping centre for holiday-goers in the Chinese capital.

24 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Reforms focus on rural growth

BEIJING has put rural development on top of its reform agenda for next year, reflecting the leadership's determination to maintain stability in the countryside.

7 Dec 1993 - 12:00am