The release of announcements on Individual Income Tax (IIT) law in China has sparked a discussion on how companies with offices in China and individuals working there should adapt to these drastic changes. The amendments are so vast, that the current IIT reform is already considered the biggest in 38 years. The new rules took full effect on 1 January 2019, they will regulate the use of taxpayer identification number, tax residence rule, guidelines on additional itemised deductions, comprehensive income tax, annual reconciliation filing, preferential tax treatments, etc.

In this seminar we will share with you our analysis and interpretations of the PRC Individual Income Tax Reform 2019 and its impact on foreign expatriates working in China.

On 17 January 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation jointly issued a circular Cai Shui (2019) No.13 that sets out the new preferential tax policy available to qualified SMEs for the period from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021. The salient points of the new policy are as follows: