China fiscal revenue set to improve

2023-03-01 Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

A woman shows banknotes and coins included in the 2019 edition of the fifth series of the renminbi. (Photo/Xinhua)

China's fiscal revenue is expected to improve as the economy will rebound this year, laying a good foundation for fiscal revenue growth, China's Finance Minister Liu Kun said at a news conference in Beijing, on Wednesday.

In addition, he said that last year, as the country refunded newly added value-added tax (VAT) credits in large scale, that this move has brought last year's fiscal revenue to a relative low level, which makes this year's revenue growth more likely.

Yet he added that it's also worth noticing that the foundation for economic recovery is not yet solid, thus the uncertainty for fiscal revenue still remains.

He also noted that though last year had seen a decline in land transfer fees, which is part of government-managed funds budget, the impact caused by such decline to local fiscal expenditure is manageable.

He further explained that the decline of the income from land transfer fees will also lead to a decrease in expenditures in areas such as compensation for demolition and relocation, therefore mitigating the negative impacts of an income decline.


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