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Shanghai Launches International Tax Service Hotline

Shanghai has launched an international tax service hotline at the 12366 Shanghai (International) Taxpayer Service Center recently with the aim of assisting enterprises to participate in Belt and Road Initiative and supporting China’s effort to co-operate more deeply with other territories in international tax matters.

Domestic taxation and international taxation, the latter of which is an extension of domestic taxation, have become inextricably intertwined. Speaking at the launch ceremony, the Director of the State Administration of Taxation, Wang Jun, said that the centre and hotline will support China's Belt and Road Initiative, the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the pilot free trade zones, Chinese enterprises investing overseas and international economic exchanges and co-operation. The user-friendly international tax service platform sets to promote global investment and growth and build a more just and fair, open tax service system.

Created in January this year, the 12366 Shanghai (International) Taxpayer Service Center is an important means for the State Administration of Taxation to promote the reform of state and local tax collection and the establishment of service-oriented tax authorities. It is also a major project to benchmark international standard, improve the taxation service system and enhance China’s clout and say regarding international tax matters. With internationalisation as the goal, the new moves are intended to fulfill four important functions: deepening international exchange and co-operation, serving the national development strategy, an innovative initiative to build an upgraded tax service brand, and promoting the user experience as cultural consumption.

Shanghai’s mayor, Yang Xiong, said that the launch of the international tax service hotline provides a new platform for China's taxation authorities to actively participate in global co-operation in tax governance and formulation of international tax rules, showing the world China's commitment in taxation matters.

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