Since Oct 1, overseas tourists can receive a tax refund through the We TaxFree Pass mini-application in WeChat, the social networking platform of the internet giant Tencent, and receive money immediately in their digital wallets, significantly simplifying the process.
In the past, they could only get the refundable tax in cash or through their bank cards.
The service has been made available at Beijing Capital International Airport.
For those who have lots of tax rebates in excess of RMB 10,000 (USD 1,415), they can now receive money immediately compared with the previous five working days on average, according to a staff member at the airport who is responsible for the tax rebate business.
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