On 24 February 2016, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, Mr. John Tsang Chun-wah, delivered his 9th budget speech for the fiscal year 2016-17. As highlighted by Mr. Tsang at the beginning of his speech, amid the commencement of increment of interest rate by the US Federal Reserve Board, the maintenance of quantitative easing policies […]
As a result of an increase of foreign investments in Mainland China and a strong demand for foreign talents by local Mainland Chinese companies, many foreigners are working nowadays either permanently or temporarily in Mainland China. These foreigners are advised to plan ahead or revise their employment/assignment arrangements in Mainland China and also their remuneration […]
Housing benefits received by directors/employees from employers or the employers’ affiliated corporations are generally subject to salaries tax in Hong Kong unless an offshore/exemption claim on their directors’ fees/employment income can be satisfied. However, the salaries tax can be potentially mitigated in most circumstances in case the housing benefits are provided in the form of […]
A service PE is maintained by a foreign entity in Mainland China, the relevant individuals assigned to Mainland China will potentially be exposed to Mainland China individual income tax, irrespective of whether or not the individuals stayed in Mainland China for more than 183 days in a year.