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

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