Mainland China Tax
Mainland China adopts a sophisticated tax system, which is now composed of 18 kinds of taxes, including turnover taxes, income taxes, property & behaviour taxes, resources taxes and special purpose taxes. Different tax rates, preferential tax treatments or double taxation reliefs may be applied when certain conditions are met. In general, there is a basic law giving the broad principles of the tax. Detailed implementing regulations and specific rules have been issued by the State Administration of Taxation or other government authorities, which are subject to subsequent updates/revisions from time to time.
We provide professional assistance to individual and corporate clients to review their tax position, manage tax risks and handle tax compliance, especially for those who are engaged by a Chinese company or who are on secondment to Mainland China, or carry out business in multiple countries/tax jurisdictions. For example, we help to review and to provide comments on legal contracts from a Chinese tax point of view, identify tax residency and ascertain tax exposure for clients, restructure group organisations to achieve tax efficiency, and handle tax investigations from Chinese tax authorities.
Our sister company Triple Eight Limited can assist with business consultancy and setting up of Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WOFE) and performing company/limited registration in China.
- Setting up of wholly foreign owned enterprises (WOFE), joint venture (JV) and representative offices (performing company/limited registration in China) in Mainland China.
- Advising on the structure and types of company in Mainland China
- Providing consultation on doing business in Mainland China
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Tax Incentives in the Greater Bay Area and Free Trade Zones/Port in Southern China7 July 2020
Pursuant to a co-operation framework agreement entered into in July 2017, Hong Kong, Macau and nine municipalities in the Guangdong Province of Mainland China including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing have strategically integrated to form the Greater Bay Area (“GBA”), with a view to develop the region as a world-class… read more
Did you receive THE Green Envelope? Tips on the 2019/20 individual (salaries) tax return7 June 2020
Individual Tax Return Filing for the Year 2019/20 The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department or simply the Hong Kong Tax Authority (“IRD”) has now issued the year 2019/20 individual (salaries) tax returns (yes, that green envelope) for completion. Lodgement of tax exemption claims Individuals are obliged to report their relevant income in their individual tax… read more
Tax Consequences on Termination Payments18 May 2020
Introduction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries, such as aviation, tourism, hotel, hospitality, retail and catering, have been severely impacted. As a result, various employees, such as pilots and salesmen, have been dismissed by their employers. Some of those employees may be entitled to termination/redundancy/severance packages from their employers, such as a reward for… read more
Economic Substance Legislation on the British Virgin Islands13 May 2020
Introduction A number of investors worldwide, including Hong Kong and Mainland China, maintain entities on the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) for various purposes, such as acting as a vehicle to hold share investments and/or intellectual properties, or to engage in trading, service and/or fund management business. Please note that the BVI introduced the Economic Substance… read more