Tax cuts to benefit SMEs
Editor's note: Nearly 99 percent of companies registered in China are small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Together they account for up to 80 percent of the country's urban jobs and make up 60 percent of China's economic output.

Since the global financial crisis, China's SMEs have been suffering from the lack of financing channels. High tax rates and rising labor costs also dealt them a blow, as has shrinking overseas demand.

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced it would suspend value-added and turnover taxes for businesses with monthly revenues below 20,000 yuan, starting from Aug 1. Experts expect the move to ease enterprises' tax burdens and nurture SME growth.

Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

Structural tax cuts boost economic vitality

The tax break for small and micro-sized enterprises, which usually accept interest rates 10 to 30 percent above the guideline rate, will ease the credit crunch and inject vigor into job-generating small businesses.>>>

Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

New tax cuts nurture small business growth

Some 6 million small firms' tax burdens will be significantly eased since the State Council,announced in late July a move to suspend value-added tax and turnover tax for businesses with monthly revenues below 20,000 yuan. >>>

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Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

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Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

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Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

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Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

Tax cuts to benefit SMEs Tax cuts to benefit SMEs
The State Council has decided to waive added-value and turnover tax for small businesses whose monthly revenue is less than 20,000 yuan ($3,258) from Aug 1, a move that will boost the economy and employment.
It's estimated that this policy will benefit more than 6 million small businesses that employ tens of millions.>>>
The State Council decided to exempt value-added tax and business tax on small enterprises is a positive step.
But most small enterprises in need find their sales pass the benchmark. The government needs to reform its overall tax structure for enterprises, if it really values their role as important economic growth boosters and job creators.>>>

Beyond the business tax cut

The suspension of VAT and turnover tax could benefit 6 million businesses, but steps should be taken to ensure they actually do.>>>  

Cut tax to stimulate economy

If China really wants to boost its economy by innovation, consumption and competition, it should relieve this financial burden on citizens and enterprises by cutting taxes.>>>

Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

    Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

Tax cuts to benefit SMEs

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