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April-May China Bulletin

State Administration for Taxation (SAT) issued Announcement 19, [2013] No. 19, with effect from June 1, 2013, providing guidance on seconding expatriates to China.  Many U.S. companies send expatriate employees to work in China on a temporary basis.  If considered employees of the U.S. company while rendering services in China for more than six months in a year, a service permanent establishment (PE) of the U.S. company will normally be created retroactively in China under relevant double-taxation agreements.  A U.S. company with a PE must file Enterprise Income Tax (EIT) returns and pay EIT on actual or deemed income in China. Continue reading

April-May China Bulletin

The Netherlands is regarded as one of the preferred holding company jurisdictions for foreign investment into China and for Chinese investments moving abroad.  In the near future, a new tax convention signed with China on Mary 31, 2013, will provide additional benefits, including 5% withholding on dividends and 6% withholding on certain types of royalties that meet a “main purpose” test. Continue reading