Unified standard for small-scale VAT payers

According to circular Caishui [2018] No. 33, issued by the Ministry of Finance on April 4, 2018, the following new rules will apply effective May 1, 2018

  • The threshold to become ordinary VAT payer will be unified to annual revenue of 5 million CNY.

  • Companies already registered as ordinary taxpayers with annual revenue below this threshold can become small-scale taxpayers. The application of transfer-back to small-scale taxpayer could be filed before 31 December 2018.