Fapiao Information Guide

Fapiao Application FAQ

How do I identify which type of Fapiao I need to request for (General VAT Fapiao/Special VAT Fapiao)? What are the differences between these two types of Fapiao?

Please confirm the tax nature of your company with your finance team before requesting for Fapiao.

If your company is a General VAT Payer, you can request for Special VAT Fapiao with which you can claim input VAT credit. The Special VAT Fapiao should be verified within the specified timeline under tax regulations, and your company can file as input VAT credit in accordance with tax regulations.

If your company is not a General VAT Payer, please request for General VAT Fapiao. A non-General VAT Payers cannot claim input VAT credit even if you request for Special VAT Fapiao.

What is the content and tax rate of the Fapiao?

Name of goods or taxable services: Depending on the nature of the services.

Tax rate: Depending on the nature of the services.

Can I request for electronic Fapiao?

We currently do not issue electronic VAT Fapiao. We only issue paper-printed VAT Fapiao. 

How do I update tax information and mailing information of Fapiao?

If the validation of taxation information and Fapiao mailing information of your account has been completed by support team, please open a case in the Support Center. Support team will unlock the Tax Setting page for you to update information.

If the validation of taxation information and Fapiao mailing information has not been completed by support team, please go to Tax Setting page to modify the information. 

How do I change Fapiao type to Special VAT Fapiao after my company is qualified as a General VAT Taxpayer?

Please open a case in Support Center and provide with the qualification document for General VAT Taxpayer. Support team will unlock the Tax Setting page for you to update Fapiao type and fill in other required information for Special VAT Fapiao. We will issue Special VAT Fapiao after the documents and taxation information is validated successfully. 

How do I change the Fapiao title accordingly after I has changed my company name in Bureau of Industrial and Commerce Administration?

Please open a case via Support Center and provide the new business license and Notification of Company Name Change Approval issued by Bureau of Industrial and Commerce Administration. Support team will update the company name in the system after the documents are successfully verified.  

Is the address on PDF invoice the mailing address of the Fapiao?

No. Your Fapiao mailing address can be different from the addresses on PDF invoice. If you would like to change the address on PDF invoices, please update it in “Contact Information” section of My Account. The updated address will be reflected on the next PDF invoice. 


Apply for VAT Fapiao

To request General or Special VAT Fapiao, please refer to the below corresponding sections for detailed steps. 

How to apply for a General VAT Fapiao  |   How to apply for a Special VAT Fapiao

How to apply for General VAT Fapiao

If you need to apply for General VAT Fapiao, please fill in information as below steps. Please note that we only issue Fapiao for the company which is located in mainland China.

1. Go to "Tax Settings" Page. https://console.amazonaws.cn/billing/home?#/tax

2. Click "Update" to select your Invoice Type-"Standard" and fill in Tax registration number, Taxation address and phone number, then please click "Save and continue to fill in mail address information".

Please note:
-Tax registration number: The tax registration ID is “Unified social credit code” printed on the business license. The tax registration ID only contains numbers and capital letters, and includes 18 characters in total.
-Taxation address and phone number: Please fill in the information that you registered in local tax authority.

3. Fill in “Mailing address”. In order to ensure the Fapiao can be successfully delivered, we suggest you fill in a specific recipient name and valid phone number in this section.
Please note that the mailing address should be filled in the “Mailing address” blank and with the format of “***Province***City***District***”. “Province”, “City” and “District”, these words should not be omitted in the “Mailing Address”. (If you are located in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin or Chongqing, the format of mailing address should be “***City***District***”.)

4. Click "Save and continue to upload supporting documents", enter the "Supporting Documents" section. Please click "Choose File" and "Upload" below documents:
- Business License (Please note that the format should be PDF,JEG or PNG.)

5. Click the "Preview" button to confirm that the information is correct. Then please click "Update" to ensure the information is successfully saved.

After you clicking "Update" button, system will automatically create a new case to inform us you have filled in all of the taxation information. Then we will help you complete validation once receive the new case. 

How to apply for a Special VAT Fapiao

If you need to apply for Special VAT Fapiao, please fill in information as below steps. Please note that we only issue Fapiao for the company which is located in mainland China.

1. Go to "Tax Settings" Page. https://console.amazonaws.cn/billing/home?#/tax

2. Click "Update" to select your Invoice Type-"Special" and fill in Tax registration number, Bank information and Mailing address. Please pay attention to below points when you fill in the required items:

(1) Tax registration Number: The tax registration ID is “Unified social credit code” printed on the business license. The tax registration ID contains only numbers and capital letters, and includes 18 characters in total.

(2) Taxation address and phone number: Please fill in the information that you registered in local tax authority.

(3) Bank account number: Please fill in the bank account ID which you registered in local competent tax authority. Generally, the account ID only contains numbers and the symbol ‘-’.

(4) Bank name: Fill in the complete name. Please make sure the Bank name is as same as the one on your bank license.

(5) Mailing address: In order to ensure the Fapiao can be successfully delivered, we suggest you fill in a specific recipient name and valid phone number in this section.

Please note that the mailing address should be filled in the “Mailing address” blank and with the format of “***Province***City***District***”. “Province”, “City” and “District”, these words should not be omitted in the “Mailing Address”. (If you are located in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin or Chongqing, the format of mailing address should be “***City***District***”.)

3. Click "Save and continue to upload supporting documents", enter the "Supporting Documents" section. Please click "Choose File" and "Upload" below documents:

a. Copy of Business License (Please provide copy of your company's Business License.)

b. Copy of General VAT Taxpayer qualification certificate

(Please provide the copy of General VAT Taxpayer qualification approved by the tax bureau, or provide a scanned copy of the tax registration certificate with the General VAT Taxpayer seal. If you do not have the original taxpayer registration certificate after "all-in-one code" registration system is reforming, you can provide one of following documents as proof that your company is eligible for General VAT Taxpayer status). The files are arranged in order of importance, including:

a) The “General VAT Taxpayer Qualification Tax Notification” issued by the competent tax authority of your company; or

b) The “Registration Form for General VAT Taxpayer Qualifications” that has been returned to your company after being checked by the competent tax authority of your company (Note: It should be signed and sealed by your competent tax authority.); or

c) A screenshot of the General VAT Taxpayer qualifications found on the website of the (local) State Taxation Bureau.

c. Copy of Bank License

or, you can provide a file which includes information of your company's Special VAT Fapiao (company name, tax registration number, tax address, tax telephone number, bank name and bank account number). Besides, a copy of VAT Fapiao you issued or received recently (commercial information can be hidden) is also acceptable.

4. Click the "Preview" button to confirm that the information is correct. Then please click "Update" to ensure the information is successfully saved.

After you clicking "Update" button, system will automatically create a new case to inform us you have filled in all of the taxation information. Then we will help you complete validation once receive the new case.