Tax - China

We offer a fully integrated tax practice

We make sense of complex tax systems, enabling you to do business more easily, manage your commercial risk and save money – wherever you are in the world.

Tax is becoming key in the battle for efficiency and competitive advantage. Our practical and commercial approach ensures that our clients in China stay ahead of the curve.

As a client, you benefit from our complete range of fully integrated tax services. We are known for the diversity and breadth of our experience in all aspects of PRC and international taxation. By combining innovation and practicality, as well as a solid understanding of your industry, we help your company develop in China and internationally.

Combining tax and legal expertise

More often than not, tax issues are also legal issues. The tax advice and planning ideas our lawyers provide are practical and realistic from both tax and legal perspectives.  We always aim to ensure you achieve both regulatory compliance and tax optimisation.

Our lawyers are qualified to issue legal opinions on China tax matters. And the tax authorities in China tend to give greater weight to the advice provided by tax lawyers than that of advisers from other professions.

We provide integrated tax and legal services to our clients. For major projects such as inbound/outbound investment, merger and acquisition transactions and initial public offering projects, our clients benefit from the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our one-stop shop approach.

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We advise leading multinational companies, state-owned enterprises, private companies as well as banks, financial institutions and funds on:

  • Tax disputes
  • Tax planning
  • Transfer pricing and supply chain taxation
  • Corporate tax
  • Employment-related tax and incentives
  • Funds structuring
  • Indirect taxation
  • Private client tax and wealth planning
  • Real estate tax.

Recent work highlights include advising:

  • A major express delivery company on the tax aspects of the establishment of hub operations in China, as well as the tax issues arising in respect of a significant proposed acquisition.
  • A listed company on a complete restructuring of its operations in China including tax and customs advice with respect to a reorganization of its manufacturing and importation structure.
  • A listed United States software company on the tax aspects of its acquisition and joint ventures with a Chinese state-owned group.
  • Thomson-Reuters on the tax aspects of its acquisition of China web.
  • A major US internet company on the tax aspects of a potential acquisition of a WAP portal in China.
  • A client on the tax filing for equity transfer in China, and successfully obtained tax refund for previous overpayment.
  • A well-known European chemical company on the negotiation and settlement of a high-profile transfer pricing audit.
"This dedicated and efficient team showed superb commitment and met all our targets. They produce international standard documentation and have deep experience of working with multinational companies. They really care."

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On 1 July 2021, the OECD / G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting issued a statement that agreed to the Pillar One and Pillar Two initiatives.

17 August 2021

2020年10月12日,经济合作与发展组织(“OECD”)分别发布了关于“支柱一”和“支柱二”方案的蓝图报告(“支柱一蓝图报告”和“支柱二蓝图报告”,合称为“支柱蓝图报告”),向公众征询意见。通过该做法,OECD推后了其此前关于OECD成员国能在今年年底前达成全球技术性和政治性共识的期望。考虑到世界正聚焦于COVID-19及美国总统选举,这并不令人感到惊讶。

09 December 2020

2020年6月,美国决定“暂停”加入经济合作与发展组织(“OECD”)的支柱一和支柱二方案,该方案为OECD税基侵蚀与利润转移(BEPS)项目的“第二阶段”。尽管如此,OECD仍然强调,美国既未退出谈判,也没有停止磋商。这一事件及时提醒我们,对于实施OECD的支柱一和支柱二方案,还存在着一系列障碍。本文对相关方案进行了概述,并就在国家间无法达成共识的情况下推进这些方案的替代性方法展开了思考。

07 October 2020

On March 27, 2020, the United States President Donald Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

30 March 2020

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