China tax alert: individual income tax deductions — catch yourself up with the new changes in play on IIT calculations

The revised Individual Income Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China stands to significantly affect workers’ monthly net salaries going forth in 2019. From 1 January, individuals monthly net salaries should have risen from their December salary, as the individual withholding tax calculation has been altered from a monthly taxable basis to annual accumulated…

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Amendments to Shanghai Housing Provident Fund affects monthly salaries beginning 1 April

Monthly contribution changes to the Shanghai Housing Provident Fund will come into effect from 1 April 2019. On 14 February 2019, the Shanghai Municipal Housing Management Committee of Housing Provident Fund published online The Notice on the Amendment to Shanghai Housing Provident Fund on Payment Basis, Payment and Deposit Proportion and Maximum and Minimum Monthly…

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Tax news: Value added tax exemptions for China’s small-scale businesses are in place

Recently, small and micro China enterprises saw preferential tax relief under the promulgation of the Notice on Implementing the Policy of Inclusive Tax Relief for Small Profit Enterprises Circular, Caishui No. 13 [2019] (Circular 13). What’s more, provisions in Circular 13 further exempt small-scale taxpayers from value-added taxes, provided their monthly sales fall below RMB…

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