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Double Taxation China & Hong Kong - HKWJ Tax Law

Tax Benefits Under Mainland China Double Tax Treaties

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 distributed/paid […]

hong kong government budget - HKWJ Tax Law

Hong Kong 2019-2020 Budget

On 27 February 2019, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong announced the Budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020. The forecast is that for the fiscal year 2018-19, there will be a surplus of HKD 58.7 billion, and that the fiscal reserves will reach HKD 1,161.6 billion by 31 March 2019. This Budget has been prepared […]

erroneous tax residency - HKWJ Tax Law

Erroneous Tax Residency Risks

Due to global implementation of common reporting standard (CRS) and automatic exchange of information (“AEOI”), financial institutions (“FIs”) are required to conduct due diligence on tax residency certificate holders to ascertain their tax residency, and accordingly whether certain information of the financial accounts of the account holders is required to be exchanged to foreign tax […]