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B2V Reform (I) China – Opportunities and Challenges to the Real Estate and Construction Sectors


612434_web_R_B_by_Rolf Handke_pixelio.deOpportunities and Challenges to the Real Estate and Construction Sectors

In brief

On 24 March 2016, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) jointly released Caishui [2016] No. 36 on the Comprehensive Roll-out of the B2V Transformation Pilot Program (“Circular 36”), under which the real estate and the construction industry will be transformed from business tax (BT) to value-added tax (VAT) (“B2V Reform”) starting on May 1st 2016 (“expansion date”). Continue reading


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China – B2V tax system reform, changes expected as of 1st of May


730187_original_R_by_M. Hermsdorf_pixelio.deChinese Premier Li Keqiang mentioned on Saturday during the National People Congress meeting that B2V will be fully rolled out on May 1, expanding the B2V scope to construction, real estate, financial services and consumer services. Continue reading