Understanding China's 'Fapiao' Invoice System

   In China, invoices (or “fapiao” in Chinese) are more than just ordinary receipts. Contrary to other countries, where invoices are usually used simply to record a transaction, in China they are also the way in which the government monitors the tax paid on any transaction. Fapiao are printed, distributed, and administrated by tax authorities, and taxpayers are required to purchase the invoices they need from the tax authorities according to their business scope. Fapiao can mainly be sorted into two categories – general invoices and special
All 1