January 2020

Global Mobility Issues from a Corporate & Income Tax Perspective

Introduction Global mobility has allowed more and more companies to request their personnel to carry out work duties outside the companies’ home tax jurisdiction. In the past, most working arrangements abroad were rather permanent, nowadays jobs are also performed on an assignment/secondment basis or on a commuter basis or even as a combination of these… read more

August 2019

Enjoyment of Tax Benefits Granted Under Mainland China Double Tax Treaties

Introduction Mainland China has entered into double tax treaties/arrangements (“DTAs”) with more than 100 tax jurisdictions including Hong Kong, the Netherlands and several European countries. Apart from preventing potential double taxation by both Mainland China and its tax treaty partners, Mainland China DTAs in general offer favourable withholding tax rates on dividends, interests and royalties… read more

Hong Kong Government’s New Multi-Billion Dollar Relief Measures

On 15 August 2019, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong announced a number of relief measures (worth of approximately HKD 19.1 billion) to support businesses, safeguard jobs and relieve people’s financial burdens. The relief measures relevant for enterprises as well as middle-class and upper-class individuals include the following: (i) Tax reduction In addition to the… read more

July 2019

How Healthy Is Your Company?

Introduction For the benefits of our own health, many of us conduct on a regular basis a body check, which potentially enables us to ‘spot’ at an early stage any illnesses we might need to face soon or later. Nowadays, such ‘health-check’ is equally important for most businesses and/or companies in the world as they… read more

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