China VAT invoices
What is the VAT normal invoice?
What is the VAT special invoice?
Only VAT taxpayers can issue VAT special invoices. While the VAT special invoice is not a valid receipt and payment voucher recognized by the China Tax Bureau, it is a valid document that can be used by buyers (customers) for tax credit.
What type of VAT invoice will TI issue to customers?
TI provides VAT normal e-invoice and VAT special paper invoice options to customers on TI.com.
When does TI issue a VAT invoice?
When applicable, TI issues a VAT invoice within seven (7) working days after the delivery has been signed by the customer as goods received. You can view the e-invoice in Order History on TI.com. If an e-invoice is issued, TI will notify the customer by e-mail. If a paper invoice is issued, TI will deliver through SF Express.
Can a customer request a VAT invoice for a discounted order?
TI will issue a VAT invoice for partial, discounted orders based on the actual payment. TI will not issue a VAT invoice for an order placed at no charge.
Can the VAT invoice type be changed after an order is placed?
No, After the VAT invoice type on an e-invoice or VAT paper invoice is selected, it cannot be changed after the order is confirmed.
Can VAT invoicing information be changed after an order is placed?
No, TI issues a VAT invoice based on the information entered by the customer. If a customer enters incorrect information that affects reimbursement and/or VAT verification and deduction, TI will not be able reissue the VAT invoice.
Can a single order have multiple VAT invoices or can multiple orders be combined in one VAT invoice?
TI issues a VAT invoice for each delivery. Multiple orders cannot be combined into one VAT invoice. To accelerate a shipment, TI can split the order according to inventory availability so an order may be split into multiple deliveries. TI will then issue a VAT invoice for each delivery.