Digitalized E-Fapiao Information Guide

Digitalized E-Fapiao FAQ

Q: What is a fully digitalized electronic invoice ("Digitalized E-Fapiao")?

A: A Digitalized E-Fapiao is a new type of fapiao with the same legal effect as a paper fapiao. Digitalized E-Fapiao is not in paper format, does not require any tax control equipment such as tax disk, and does not need to be physically purchased. Digitalized E-Fapiao fully digitizes the information of paper fapiao. It integrates multiple types of fapiaos into a single type of electronic fapiao through label management, and implements the unified national code assignment. The system automatically grants the quota of fapiao, and establishes a tax digital account to realize the automatic flow of fapiao delivery and data collection. To learn more about Digitalized E-Fapiao, see the following:  

Q: What are the main differences between the Digitalized E-Fapiao I will receive and the existing paper fapiao?

A: A Digitalized E-Fapiao simplifies or removes some information and columns included in a paper fapiao. For example, it removes address, telephone number, bank name, and bank account information of both the buyer and seller, only keeping their name and tax registration number. It also replaces the original fapiao code and fapiao number with only the 20-digit fapiao number. The Payee and Reviewer columns are removed (the Issuer column is retained). The "seller (seal)" column is also removed because stamping a Digitalized E-Fapiao is not required. If you have special requirements for the information displayed in your Digitalized E-Fapiao, sign in to the console (https://console.amazonaws.cn/support/home) and open a case.

Digitalized E-Fapiao format:

  • Digitalized E-Fapiao (Special VAT Fapiao)
  • Digitalized E-Fapiao (General Fapiao)

Q: How can I verify a Digitalized E-Fapiao?

A: You can verify a Digitalized E-Fapiao using the national VAT invoice verification platform (https://inv-veri.chinatax.gov.cn) or through the tax digital account on the electronic invoice service platform.

Q: How can I receive my Digitalized E-Fapiao?

A: We will send Digitalized E-Fapiaos to your Amazon Web Services account email address and any email address in your alternate billing contacts. If you need to change the email address for receiving Digitalized E-Fapiao, sign in to the console (https://console.amazonaws.cn/support/home) and open a case.

Q: In what format will my Digitalized E-Fapiao be?

A: The Digitalized E-Fapiao that we will send to you will be in both XML and PDF formats by default. If you need the Digitalized E-Fapiao in OFD format, sign in to the console (https://console.amazonaws.cn/support/home) and open a case.

Q: Our company’s financial policy requires fapiao in paper form. Can I request both a Digitalized E-Fapiao and a printed version?

A: You can print the Digitalized E-Fapiao according to your company's requirements. We do not provide a printed version of the Digitalized E-Fapiao separately.

Q: The printed version of Digitalized E-Fapiao does not contain your fapiao seal. Is it still a valid tax invoice?

A: Yes. The legal effect and basic use of Digitalized E-Fapiao are the same as those of the paper fapiao. Although a Digitalized E-Fapiao that you print out will not have our fapiao seal, it is still a valid tax invoice. Make sure you keep the electronic form of the Digitalized E-Fapiao. 

Q: Will there be any change to the fapiao type (i.e., General VAT Fapiao/Special VAT Fapiao) for the Digitalized E-Fapiao?

A: No. We will issue you general Digitalized E-Fapiao or special Digitalized E-Fapiao based on the fapiao type you specified in the Fapiao Management page.

Q: After receiving a Digitalized E-Fapiao, can I submit a request to receive paper fapiao instead of Digitalized E-Fapiao?

A: No. We do not accept requests to switch from receiving Digitalized E-Fapiao to receiving paper fapiao.

Q: Can I submit a request to receive paper fapiao instead of Digitalized E-Fapiao? 

A: Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co., Ltd. ("NWCD"), the operator of Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region ("Ningxia Region"), will fully enable Digitalized E-Fapiao starting from February 2024. NWCD no longer issues paper fapiao. 

Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., Ltd. ("Sinnet"), the operator of Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region ("Beijing Region"), has not joined the pilot program for Digitalized E-Fapiao, so you will continue to receive paper fapiao issued by Sinnet. We will notify you when we confirm the date for launching Digitalized E-Fapiao for Sinnet.

Q: Why do I receive a Digitalized E-Fapiao for Ningxia Region services, but a paper fapiao for Beijing Region services? Can I request the same fapiao category (i.e. Digitalized E-Fapiao for both regions)? 

A: The Ningxia and Beijing regions are operated by NWCD and Sinnet respectively. Because the local tax authorities in Ningxia and Beijing have different requirements for the implementation of Digitalized E-Fapiao, the timing of launching Digitalized E-Fapiao by NWCD and Sinnet are also different. Starting from February 2024, NWCD will fully enable the Digitalized E-Fapiao, Sinnet has not joined the pilot program for Digitalized E-Fapiao, so for Beijing Region services, you will continue to receive paper fapiaos from Sinnet. We will notify you when we confirm the date for transitioning Sinnet to Digitalized E-Fapiao. 

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