Regulatory updates - China

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Get the latest news and updates on e-invoicing, e-ordering, e-archiving and indirect tax regulatory requirements for China.
November 16 2023

E-fapiao pilot progressively expands to further regions

The Chinese government expanded the e-fapiao pilot to an additional seven regions. Following the latest ones joining the pilot, the deployment of fully digitalized invoices is almost done.

April 11 2023

E-fapiao pilot continues to advance in new regions

Additional regions have taken part in the e-fapiao pilot. More taxpayers can issue fully digitalized invoices to their trading parties.

November 22 2022

An additional province joined the fully digitalized e-invoice pilot

From 28 October, selected taxpayers in Sichuan province can start issuing fully digitized e-fapiao. The scope of receiving e-fapiao has expanded nationwide.

February 3 2022

China launches a new e-invoicing pilot program in Shanghai, Guangdong, and Inner Mongolia

Shanghai, Guangdong, and Inner Mongolia have introduced a new type of invoice, which is fully digitized, and selected taxpayers have started issuing e-invoices via the National e-invoicing platform since 1 December 2021.

January 8 2021

Full-scale introduction of e-invoicing in China

New information on the introduction of e-invoicing in China and their “special VAT e-invoices” has been released.

September 25 2020

Fapiao system explained as China introduces B2B e-invoicing

Chinese authorities are piloting an e-invoicing system for the country’s Special VAT Fapiao invoice. The plan will roll out on a voluntary basis, during which businesses in certain provinces can begin to send e-invoices through China’s Golden Tax System.

Country Specifications

E-Invoicing/CTC Model:

Centralized (under roll-out)

Mandatory Infrastructure:

STA

Mandatory Format:

OFD/Fully Digitized E-Fapiao (Pilot)

Mandatory for Issuing:

Aim to implement by 2025

Mandatory for Receiving:

Aim to implement by 2025

eSignature:

Mandatory

Archiving Period:

30 years

Archiving Abroad:

Allowed under conditions

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