1. Business Description
1.1 Definition of Non-tax Financial Electronic Bills
Non-tax financial electronic bills (financial e-bills) refer to the digital documents in electronic form that are issued, stored, transmitted, and received using computer and network technologies after administrative organizations (hereinafter referred to as "payee organizations") receive governmental non-tax revenue or any payments for non-profit activities under the supervision of finance authorities. An e-bill has all the basic elements of a paper-based bill, including title, bill ID, bill code, payer, receipt items, standards, amount, issuing organization, issuer, date of issuance, and signatures/stamps (in electronic form) of the issuing organization/issuer and supervising finance authority. The financial e-bills generated in accordance with the requirements of the "Standardization of Basic Work of Accounting " and the "The Accounting Archives Management Measures" are the original evidences of organizations' incoming and outgoing payments in financial accounting, and provide an important basis for the financial and auditing authorities in their supervision and inspection.
1.2 Existing Problems and Solutions
After making non-tax revenue payments to administrative organizations (payee organizations), users will request the physical non-tax revenue bills to use for reimbursement and archiving, but physical bills are prone to being lost or damaged. Replacing paper bills with e-bills can avoid such problems and make it easier for users to collect, store, and manage bills and improve the efficiency of the reimbursement process. For payee organizations, requesting paper-based bills from local finance bureaus can be both cost- and time-consuming. In addition, printing such bills involves a high cost. The use of e-bills provides a more environmental-friendly approach, and can save costs and manpower for the administrative authorities.
2. Roles Description
A finance bureau is responsible for managing the billing system of financial e-bills and issuing the e-bills.
A payee organization is generally an administrative organization which, after a payer makes a payment, apples for the issuance of e-bill to a finance bureau and pushes the e-bill to the payer via Weixin. It also assists users with authorizing the application for e-bills and receiving the e-bills.
After making a payment to the payee organization for an administrative service, the user receives a financial e-bill, which is stored their Cards & Offers in Weixin.
This refers to the organization who reviews and approves the e-bill uploaded by a user and reimburses the user for the payment indicated in the e-bill.
3. Weixin Financial E-Bills Workflow
3.2 Financial E-Bill Issuance Process
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