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Social Security Exemptions China

Under a tax treaty to which the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is a contracting party, PRC tax residents and foreign tax residents may be able to benefit from foreign tax relief and exemption or a reduction in tax in the PRC. Social security agreements, also known as totalization agreements, have the purpose of avoiding double taxation income with respect to social security taxes. In other words, the totalization agreements eliminate dual Social Security taxation when a worker from one country works in another country and is required to pay Social Security taxes in both countries on the same earnings.

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Social Security for Foreigners in Shanghai

China’s social security system is a complicated but unavoidable requirement that can confuse many foreign-invested companies and their employees. With China frequently updating its labor laws and regulations, detailed attention to the labor and employment laws is crucial for staying compliant and operating your business in China.

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Explaining China’s Social Security System

When hiring employees in China, employers must abide by relevant laws and regulations and as such are required as well to make contributions to social security and the housing provident fund. In this article, we provide an extensive overview of China’s social security system and the housing provident fund from an employer’s perspective.

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China Reduced Red Tape

In the past, working in mainland China for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan (HMT) residents meant they had to obtain a work permit. Now China has reduced red tape.

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