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China Firms Nervous As Beijing Tax Chiefs Turn To AI: SCMP

China’s Golden Tax IV system will harness big data and AI to build a web of information about taxpayers


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Bridgewater’s Shanghai-based private fund manager became the first in China to have over 10 billion yuan (US$1.57 billion) in assets. Photo: AFP.

 

Beijing’s vow to clamp down on tax evasion in 2022 and tighten scrutiny is worrying small firms and the wealthy as the authorities gear up to introduce a powerful new tax surveillance system that some have likened to a “giant X-ray machine.”

Capable of hoovering up huge amounts of personal and financial data, the Golden Tax IV system will connect company data, as well information from owners, executives, banks and various market regulators for tax authorities to scrutinise. Full story: South China Morning Post

 

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Sean OMeara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.

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