Jan. 10 – The beginning of China’s pilot value-added tax (VAT) reform has aimed to make transport services and a list of modern services in pilot areas subject to VAT, instead of business tax. Recently, as a new update to the implementation details of the ongoing VAT reform, China’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) and State Administration of Taxation (SAT) clarified that some of these VATable services can enjoy zero VAT rate and VAT exemption.
Zero VAT rate
According to the “Circular on the Application of Zero VAT Rate and VAT Exemption on VATable Services (caishui  No. 131)” issued on December 20, 2011, the following VATable services provided by taxpayers in pilot areas are subject to the zero VAT rate: Continue reading