Chinese Government Admits “iPad Tax Too High”
A couple weeks ago we told you about how China’s Customs taxing iPhone and iPad owners at the border. The 1000 RMB (US$ 150) tax brought outrage from tourists and Chinese netizens alike who were taxed even if they were able to prove that they were clearly not attempting to resell the devices. Enforcement of this tax seems to have mainly been concentrated on the border between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, but the Department of Customs has said that it applies to entry nation wide. The Ministry of Commerce has released a statement admitting that “taxation on the iPad has been too high”. They plan to hold a press conference soon, hopefully to announce changes to the policy. Until then be prepared to pay up.
Sources: 91 Mobile