Principles and Practices to Enhance Compliance and Enforcement of the Personal Income Tax

33 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2011 Last revised: 27 Jun 2014

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George K. Yin

University of Virginia School of Law

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Date Written: September 28, 2011


In July, 2011, the Budgetary Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress convened an international symposium on reform of China’s Personal Income Tax (PIT) system. Currently about 30 years old, the Chinese PIT system very roughly resembles the U.S. PIT system at a similar age (prior to changes effected during World War II). This symposium paper describes general principles and specific practices to improve compliance and enforcement of the PIT, based on the U.S. experience with that tax. Support for the symposium was also provided by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), an enterprise of the German government that supports international cooperation for sustainable development.

Keywords: tax compliance, tax enforcement, tax evasion, tax administration, personal income tax

JEL Classification: A10, H00, H20, H24, H26, K34, K42

Suggested Citation

Yin, George K., Principles and Practices to Enhance Compliance and Enforcement of the Personal Income Tax (September 28, 2011). 31 Va. Tax Rev. 381 (2012). Available at SSRN: or

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