Publication 850 (EN-CN-S) (08/2018), English- Chinese (Simplified) Glossary of Tax Words and Phrases
Used in Publications Issued by the IRS
Revised: August 2018
This glossary has been developed in cooperation with numerous professional translators and editors. Its purpose is to establish high standards for the quality of language usage, to promote uniformity in language usage, and to minimize the risk of misinterpretation of Chinese-language materials issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
This glossary is being issued, among other things, to provide a foundation for translation of federal tax terminology. It provides Chinese equivalents in simplified characters, used primarily in mainland China, Singapore, and Malaysia. It must be noted that invention and compromise are always involved in selecting words and phrases to describe certain tax concepts that may have no precise equivalent in the Chinese language or legal tradition.
The terms in this glossary are among the most commonly used in documents published by the IRS. They are presented in English with Chinese translations.
This glossary isn’t a legal document and none of the terms found in it should be understood to change the meaning of any provisions of law, regulations, or any other authoritative precedent. Although a reader may understand terms as translated to have particular meanings, the legal meanings of the terms are controlled by the law, regulations, and administrative and judicial decisions. A periodic review is made to determine whether any additions, deletions, or revisions are needed.
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