Indirect Taxes in China – VAT

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With the recent indirect tax reform beginning its implementation in China, businesses will have to revisit the indirect taxes in China in order to make the most out of the new regulations. The aim of this webinar will be to provide an update on reformed indirect tax system of China, its implications for foreign operations in China, and on-the-ground tips for how to apply for tax exemption for cross-border servicing activities.

This new practical webinar from Bloomberg BNA, Indirect Taxes in China – VAT, presented by Allan Marson, from Ishimaru & Associates LLP & Sabrina Zhang, from Dezan Shira & Associates, provides companies and advisors with the latest techniques and opportunities, new practical ideas, and very useful client explanation charts, sample clauses, and checklists.

During this live webinar, Mr. Marson and Ms. Zhang will cover:
• Introducing the basic introduction and concept of indirect taxes and the tax environment in China with an emphasis on VAT.
• Explaining the rationale for the recent VAT reform in China.
• Analyzing the key differences for businesses brought by the VAT tax reform, including tax burdens on business supply chain, manufacturing and services companies.
• Outlining the implementation of the VAT taxes reform in China.
• What VAT invoicing (fa-piao) system is, how it works and how fa-piao system affects the operation of a foreign-invested entity.
• How VAT taxes are filed in China.
• Defining exemption and zero-rating VAT.
• Applying and qualifying for VAT exemption for cross-border services.
• Applying for zero-rating VAT and calculating export VAT refund.

Educational Objectives: 
• Analyze how indirect tax, especially VAT, function in China and how this has impact on foreign-invested entities; 
• Apply the primary concepts, rules and limitations with respect to Chinese VAT regime; and 
• Navigate through the mechanics of effective VAT planning techniques and how they can help create values for foreign companies or operations in China.



Ms. Sabrina Zhang, is the China National Tax Partner at Dezan Shira & Associates China offices. Sabrina is experienced in the fields of tax planning, corporate structuring, and accounting & financing issues relating to foreign invested enterprises. She advises international investors in China on tax matters on a national basis, with a focus of China. Sabrina has over 20 years of experience in accounting, auditing and tax advisory services to both international businesses in China and large domestic corporations. Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist foreign direct investment practice with a pan-Asian presence. Since its establishment in 1992, the firm has grown into one of Asia's most versatile full-service consultancies with operational offices across China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Vietnam, Dezan Shira Asian Alliance member-firms in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, as well as liaison offices in the United States, Italy and Germany.