Manufacturing in China can be confusing and daunting. As you’ve been looking to produce your promotional products in China, you’ve probably read about the china tax invoice system, known as Fapiao. You may be questioning what they are and whether you need to be concerned with them. But don’t worry! This blog will tell you everything you need to know about Fapiao.
What are Fapiao?
Fapiao are an extremely important part of conducting business in China, and are a core part of China’s tax law. Therefore, it is important to understand what they are. Fapiao are a physical Chinese VAT invoice that are printed on a piece of paper. They are issued by companies in return for goods and services. The fapiao are created using a printing machine that is issued to the company by the State Administration of Tax. When a fapiao is printed, the Tax bureau is informed immediately. Therefore, the paper serves as a warranty against tax evasion.
Types of Fapiao
There are two types of Fapiao:
Special Value-Added Tax Fapiao
This type of Fapiao can be used for tax deduction purposes, and therefore includes a lot of information. Including tax code, address, telephone number, bank account information.
These cannot be used for tax deduction purposes. They generally include less information about the business as well. General Fapiao are usually issued when a company cannot give a Special Value-Added Tax Fapiao.
If I’m buying promotional products from China will I receive a Fapiao?
Generally, no. Chinese company’s do not have to provide a Fapiao to companies that have the capabilities to remit money overseas in foreign currencies. There may be Fapiao’s involved with your order, here at ODM we will manage all of these for you so you don’t have to worry about them!
What about orders from a company within China?
The ODM Group is a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in China, meaning that we are able to issue Fapiao. Therefore, if you are a Chinese company and need a Fapiao with your purchase, this will not be a problem!
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