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    Tax in the city

    Global accounting now sexy!!! – Official By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  As we mentioned last week, Dezan Shira & Associates are the China members of The Leading Edge Alliance, a US$1.3 billion turnover global accounting network with members who are the most important non-Big 4 firms within their respective regions. Last week was the Alliance’s annual Managing[…..]

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    Property tax may take effect in 2008

    China is expected to levy a property tax in 10 regions on a trial basis next year; the China Securities Journal reported yesterday quoting what it said was a well-informed source. The State Administration of Taxation picked 10 provinces and cities, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Dalian, Jiangsu and Chongqing who may start paying taxes on property[…..]

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    From Dongguan to Shenzhen, how IIT for foreigners is still a confusing issue

    By Lily Xu and Rosario Di Maggio/Dezan Shira & Associates  GUANGZHOU, Sept. 30 – Individual income tax (IIT) in China is a complex subject and often misunderstood. Ask one expatriate, then ask another, and they’ll give you different opinions. However unfortunately, expatriates do not decide China’s tax regulations. Neither is the situation short of clarity[…..]

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    Double taxation agreement for Hong Kong and mainland China in effect for 2007 tax year

    By Stefanie Knirsch and Richard Hoffmann/Dezan Shira & Associates In August 2006, China and Hong Kong signed an arrangement that provides certainty and preferential tax treatment between the two tax jurisdictions, known as the “Arrangement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation on Income and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion”. Since 1995, Hong Kong has been seeking[…..]

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    New IIT systems for expatriates come online in Shenzhen

    By Eugenia Wu/Dezan Shira & Associates SHENZHEN, Sept.28 -The Shenzhen tax bureau has changed its IIT declaration systems for companies with high payments. The two new systems – IIT withholding and Yi Cai Shui (easy tax) – came into effect in July, 2007. The Yi Cai Shui system transmits data from IIT withholding to the[…..]

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    IIT rules for expatriates in Hangzhou change

    By Helen Ye/Dezan Shira & Associates  HANGZHOU, Sept. 26 – We have been seeing a lot of variations locally on how the individual income tax (IIT) regime has been administered for expatriates, and Hangzhou, just west of Shanghai, is a perfect example of this. Previously in Hangzhou, it was permissible to have an agent, not[…..]

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    Tax inspection on offices premises in Shanghai

    Earlier this year, a new policy of conducting an on-sight tax inspection for any new representative office (RO) or wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) has come into practice in Shanghai. Under this current practice, the tax inspection on the office premises will have to be conducted before tax registration can begin. Because the tax officer[…..]

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    Overseas bourses now allowed representative offices on mainland

    Aug. 31 – As the China Securities Regulatory Commission announced earlier this year, foreign stock exchanges are now able set up representative offices to promote their organizations and conduct research on the mainland. The Measures for the Administration of Foreign Stock Exchanges’ Representative Office in China, which came into effect July 1, permits overseas bourses[…..]

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