Tax Bureau Clarifies Investment Terms for Western Region

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Aug. 19 – The State Administration of Tax has issued a circular to clarify the definitions set forth in the previous Caishui 202 regarding tax incentives for developments in China’s western regions, including Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Tibet, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Guangxi.

The SAT clarifies that the term “newly established transportation companies” mentioned refers to newly established companies set to “invest and operate” roadways, railways, aviation, ports and wharves, pipeline transportation systems, and which generate operating revenues from such activities.

The Caishui 202 can be read here. For tax advice on China’s Western and Central Regions, or the Go West campaign email

Further Reading

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