While many of China's major commercial sectors have already implemented a Vat
pilot programme for the modern services and transportation sectors, a number of industries have yet to transition from the business tax to , including the construction and real estate sectors, according to a KPMG report
These sectors have had widespread analysis and scrutiny of tax policies, as business tax revenue from construction and fixed property real estate
represented 51% of total business tax revenue in China.
does apply to fixed property and has done so for many years. But, if your business has recently acquired a fixed property
and you're rubbing your hands in anticipation of the input tax deduction
you're about to claim, there are five rules you need to know, according to FSP Business Vat expert, Kallie van der Merwe
5 special Vat rules to apply to your fixed property Vat transaction to ensure you'll get your input tax back from SARS:
Your claims must relate to a taxable supply
Charge 14% Vat on the sale of property that forms part of your business assets
Claim the input tax on the purchase of fixed property
: If the seller is a non-Vat vendor, the purchase is treated as a second-hand sale
: If you will be using the fixed property for both taxable and exempt supplies, you can't claim all your input tax!
For a detailed explanation on input tax rules
, get your hands on our FSP Business Practical Vat Loose Leaf.
In the Practical Vat Loose Leaf
we've got a dedicated chapter on input tax
, in this chapter you'll discover...
When and how to claim your input tax
Two things you must do to guarantee your input tax claim
7 items you can claim input tax on
9 more items you CAN claim input tax on, but didn't
5 exceptions to the rule against entertainment expenses
Motor vehicles you can and can't claim input tax on
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