The New China Individual Income Tax Implications on Foreigners Working in China


The new China Individual Income Tax (IIT) law took effect from 1 January 2019 and the annual filing was completed by 30 June 2020. This topical webinar will uncover the IIT issues identified thus far post filing. What was the new law’s impact on foreigners working in China? Are there any differences between the law and the practical enforcement? Are there any special treatments because of COVID-19? How can we overcome China IIT issues for 2021 filing? These burning questions will be answered in this webinar.

Programme Outline

  • Addressing the salient points on IIT affecting foreigners working in China
  • Common traps and IIT planning ideas
  • Tax responsibilities of employers and employees
  • COVID-19 and impact on IIT
  • Tax status of Chinese identity card holders with Singapore permanent resident status
  • Secondment and recharge of salaries to Chinese affiliates
  • Case studies
    • A general manager getting salary from both inside and outside China receiving IIT refund via treaty relief
    • Foreigners working in Guangdong getting Greater Bay Area financial subsidy on IIT
    • A Singaporean manager getting a small amount of salary from China for work permit purposes and stuck in China in 2020 due to COVID-19

What you will learn

  • Understand how to handle the new China IIT issues of employees working in China

Target Audience

  • HR and tax managers
  • Those with business operations in China

Expert Speaker

Bolivia Cheung
BC Training Co Ltd

Bolivia has more than 20 years of experience in China tax and business advisory.  She had spent 15 years in KPMG, before retiring as a Tax Partner in 2011. Having stationed in Guangzhou and Shanghai for over 8 years, she has vast experience in helping clients deal with their tax problems and challenges

Bolivia is currently a member of the ACCA China Forum, and was also in the Steering Team of ACCA Southern China from 2004 to 2017. She is a Member of Working Party on Seminars of Accountancy Training Board of Hong Kong Vocational Training Council, and also a Member of the Customer Liaison Group for SMEs of the Trade and Industry Department of the Hong Kong SAR. She also lectures on China Tax in Universities and Institutions in Macau, Hong Kong and China. 

The webinar is on 5 February 2021.

  • Mar 30
    Tue, 2:00 PM SGT - Tue, 5:00 PM SGT Online
    • $278.20 incl. GST (7%)
    • PD hours: 3

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