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Understanding Fapiao — Local Invoice in China

Understanding Fapiao—Local Invoice in China

Definition: “Fapiao” (发票)  are official invoices in China, registered at the local tax bureau, which are used as some kind of final proof-of-purchase of a good or service.

In China, “fapiao”s are more than just ordinary receipts. They are also a way that the government monitors the tax paid on any transaction.

Fapiao-general invoice
Fapiao in China-general invoice

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