(Reporter Wang Jing) On the morning of May 2, Zheng Zhenhu from South Korea successfully drew the departure tax refund back at the Incheon International Passenger Station in Qinhuangdao and returned to South Korea with a tax refund of 179.9 yuan. This is the first case of tax refund for departing passengers handled by our city.
Since May 1st, our city has implemented the tax refund policy on purchase for overseas travelers and selected port of Qinhuangdao and Qinghuangdao-Beidaihe airport as the first batch of departure tax rebates ports.Foreign visitors can enjoy the departure tax refund policy when they have consumed in eight shops such as Qinhuangdao Maoye holding Ltd.and Xinglongguangyuan Commercial chain Co.Ltd.
Zheng Zhenhu, a purser of the new tulip international liner, has been traveled between Incheon, South Korea and Qinhuangdao city for 13 years.After arriving in the city on the morning of May 2nd, Zheng Zhenhu bought a HUAWEI mobile phone at 1999 yuan in the modern shopping plaza, and then invoiced the VAT invoice and the departure tax refund application in the modern shopping plaza. "In the past, I used to buy things in China, but now I can enjoy great discounts for departure tax refund business. According to the stipulation, Zheng Zhenhu can get 11% refund of duty. Actually, he can get 9% rebates on value added taxes, 179.9RMB, after deducting 2% refund procedure".
"I will take good care of the tax refund related bills. It makes a lot of sense." Zheng Zhenhu was very happy to learn that he was the first person in the city to handle departure tax refund business. He said he would show these bills to more passengers on board, allowing more passengers to know this policy and benefit from it.
“The implementation of the departure tax refund scheme plays an active role in stimulating the consumption of foreign passengers, promoting the export of characteristic products and optimizing the mode of economic growth,” said Jiang Jun, chief in Budget Section of Municipal Finance Bureau. Carry out the departure tax refund policy will futher reinforce the reform and opening of our city, increasing the international influence of travel brands in our city and helping to establish our city’s good image of opening wider to the ourside world .
It is understood that the tax refund application of foreign passengers should meet the following conditions: The departure date of overseas passengers is not more than 183 days from the final entry day and is not more than 90 days from the purchase day of tax refund commodity. The tax refund items purchased by the same foreign passengers at the same tax refund store on the same day amount to RMB 500 yuan. The tax refund items haven’t been used and consumed. The items shall be carried by or consigned to the overseas with the foreign passengers themselves.