China’s Current Tax System – City Maintenance and Construction Tax

(1) Taxpayers

The enterprises of any nature, units, individual household businesses and other individuals (excluding enterprises with foreign investment, foreign enterprises and foreigners) who are obliged to pay Value Added Tax, consumption Tax and/or Business Tax are the taxpayers of City Maintenance and Construction Tax.

(2) Tax rates and computation of tax payable

Differential rates are adopted: 7% rate for city area, 5% rate for county and township area and 1% rate for other area. The tax is based on the actual amount of VAT, Consumption Tax and/or Business Tax paid by the taxpayers and paid together with the three taxes mentioned above. The formula for calculating the amount of the tax payable:

Tax payable = Tax base x tax rate Applicable