China to offer overseas tourists tax refund for purchases in Hainan

16:59, December 27, 2010      

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Overseas tourists can claim, starting next year, tax refunds at 11 percent of their purchases in pilot shops in southern Hainan Province when leaving China there, a local official said Monday.

The minimum purchase eligible for the tax rebate is 800 yuan (121 U.S. dollars), said Lu Yong, vice director of the Hainan Provincial Bureau of Finance.

Source: Xinhua
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