New Issue of China Briefing: The Asia Tax Comparator

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Nov. 30 – The new issue of China Briefing magazine, titled The Asia Tax Comparator, is out now.

We have answered many specific China tax questions on the pages of China Briefing this year. But simple questions such as “Generally speaking, are tax rates in China high when compared to the rest of Asia?” remain untouched. So, in the spirit of our motto, “The Practical Application of Asia Business,” Asia Briefing devotes this issue of China Briefing to providing a practical comparison of taxation throughout Asia.

Countries charge a multitude of taxes, but in this issue we look at the most applicable to foreign businesses and individuals in Asia, i.e., corporate income tax, value-added tax, goods and service tax, standard tax on dividends and individual income tax.

We focus primarily on the tax jurisdictions in which Dezan Shira & Associates – the practice behind Asia Briefing – has a presence: China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Vietnam. We also take a quick step and see how these countries stack up with other Asian countries in terms of total tax rate (as a percent of profit).

In this issue:

  • Visual Look at Corporate Income Tax, Value-added Tax, Goods and Service Tax, Standard Tax on Dividends, Individual Income Tax
  • Individual Income Tax Rate Tables
  • Focus on China, Hong Kong, India, Vietnam and Singapore, with a comparison across Asia

This issue of China Briefing – The Asia Tax Comparator – is available for immediate PDF download on the Asia Briefing Bookstore.

Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing business advisory, tax, accounting, payroll and due diligence services to multinationals investing in China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Vietnam. To contact the firm please email or visit