The current system of detecting tax avoidance is inefficient and relies on labour-intensive inspections. Photo: Reuters

China prepares to unleash artificial intelligence to catch tax cheats

  • Researchers involved in project say it will make it almost impossible to avoid detection, while the current fragmented system is easier to get around
  • Concerns about economic impact may delay its introduction as many private firms rely on informal deals with local tax authorities to limit the amount they pay
Topic |   China science

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The current system of detecting tax avoidance is inefficient and relies on labour-intensive inspections. Photo: Reuters
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.