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Fujian province to offer tourists tax refunds

Fujian province will offer tax refunds on purchases made by overseas visitors on Oct 1, 2015, after tax refund trials in Hainan province, Beijing and Shanghai.

So far, about 20 stores in Fujian have qualified for the program. The minimum purchase to obtain a tax refund is 500 yuan at any one store in a day.

Five ports have been confirmed as the first batch of ports to offer tax refunds, namely Fuzhou Changle International Airport, Quanzhou Jinjiang Air Harbor, Pingtan Straits High-speed Passenger Terminal, Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and Xiamen Wutong Port.

According to the policy, overseas tourists (including those from China's Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) who have stayed on the Chinese mainland for no more than 183 days may receive tax refunds on consumer goods purchased at designated department stores.