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China cuts VAT on books and journals

  • Jun 29, 2018 | Richard Asquith

China cuts VAT on books and journals

China is to cut the VAT rate on books, newspapers, journals, e-publications etc published by the Communist Party to 0%. Publications by other organisations for children and elderly are also to be nil-rated for VAT purposes.

All other publications are to benefit from a 50% cut in VAT rate.


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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.