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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Taxes In China?

In addition to the taxes on wooden chopsticks and golf balls and equipment as I reported a couple of days ago, the tax regime in China is probably one of the most confusing and cumbersome ones in the world. Probably designed so that there is no way that one can comply totally legally without making some mistake, like the legal system, maybe it was designed as just another way for the CCP to be able to throw people in jail or make their lives miserable if they don't toe the party line.

Additionally, as reported by Forbes, China as the 2nd highest tax regime slightly better than France! So what to do about all of this mumbo-jumbo? How about this?


At 1:35 PM, Blogger ChinaLawBlog said...

China's tax system is bizarre and, it is set up, at least to a certain extent, as a means of propagating state power by always having something to hold over everyone. I find the 5% tax on the chopsticks particularly interesting because I don't think it is intended so much to change behavior with the tax (it is too little for that, even in China), but to publicize the need to conserve.


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