• Service: Tax, Indirect Tax
  • Type: Publication series, Regulatory update
  • Date: 3/7/2013

SAT clarifies VAT taxable sales revenue of Direct Sales Enterprises 

China Tax Alert - Issue 6, March 2013


The State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued Announcement [2013] No.5 (’Announcement 5’) on 17 January 2013, clarifying the Value Added Tax (VAT) treatment of the sales revenue of direct sales enterprises (DSE). Announcement 5 provides the key to resolving long-standing uncertainties faced by DSEs when filing and settling VAT.


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