Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion

Assessment form to improve transparency

Beijing is moving closer to international practices in the collection of corporate income tax from foreign-invested enterprises operating in China, according to a Hong Kong-based tax specialist.

Tuesday, 17 April, 2001, 12:00am

Police to hook 'big fish' of tax fraud, Zhu says

Police and prosecutors must go after the 'big fish' in investigating major tax fraud involving export rebates, Premier Zhu Rongji said.

In a hard-hitting speech on Saturday in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Mr Zhu ordered the nation's officers to go after those big bosses and government officials who conspired to cheat the Government on rebates.

11 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

300,000 tax police on way, says paper

China is to set up a 300,000-strong armed police force to enforce tax collection and stop violence against collectors, a Beijing-funded Hong Kong newspaper reported.

Wen Wei Po said the force would be set up under the Ministry of Public Security, with an initial complement of 67,000 to rise to 300,000.

21 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Hurdles in wait for regulators

Officials are drafting a law to regulate the budding e-commerce sector, but future growth of the industry will face hurdles, according to an investment lawyer.

The law - being drafted by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation - is unlikely to be made public this year, said Baker & McKenzie partner Nancy Leigh.

20 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Tax officials ordered to return 'borrowed' money, grain and cars

TAX officials in northern Hubei have been ordered to return money, grain and cars seized or 'borrowed' from peasants and businesses in a move aimed at revamping the image of tax administrations.

6 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Inland Revenue rule change targets personal-portfolio bonds without taking a

AFTER waging a 'savage' war on a popular retirement-planning tool for expatriates, British tax authorities have opted for a more measured regulatory approach, releasing rules that seem to eliminate tax avoidance without punishing any legitimate savers.

4 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Iron hand on mainland tax cheats

The mainland is to overhaul its tax system, with stricter enforcement and reinforced penalties, including execution, for serious evaders.

15 Dec 1998 - 12:00am