China Tax System & Filing System

Our service ensures companies in China fulfill their tax obligations and adhere to the monthly requirements of the national tax legislation.

All companies in China are required to meet their tax obligations and complete monthly China Tax System as set out in the national tax legislation. The objective of compliance with Chinese tax legislation is to maintain control over the operations of the subsidiary and minimize risk associated with non-compliance. In China, businesses must meet numerous administrative and compliance requirements on a monthly, quarterly, annual or ad-hoc basis.

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A thorough understanding of local Chinese tax law and regulatory environment are essential to operate successfully in China and to fulfill your China tax filings. Our team consists of Chartered Tax Advisors and licensed accountants with a comprehensive understanding of the Chinese regulatory environment and local practices. Combined with our international taxation advisors and our international partners , we are able provide comprehensive tax services in China, which ensures full compliance and mitigates risks to optimally position the Chinese operations of our clients within their group.

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China Tax System Corporate

Through our tax compliance services, we remove the burden of tax administration for our clients and support with optimizing processes. Our tax service offering includes:

  • Calculating and optimization of Corporate Income Tax liability and ongoing tax compliance on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Preparation and timely submission of China tax and returns as well as processing of tax payments.
  • Communication and negotiation with relevant local Chinese tax authorities.
  • Advise and updating of our clients on new tax legislation and policies.

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China Value-Added Tax

China’s indirect tax system has undergone significant changes in recent years, most notably the introduction of a single Value Added Tax (VAT) system for goods and services. We support our clients with the following:

  • Filing of VAT returns.
  • VAT taxpayer registrations with Chinese authorities.
  • Applications for VAT exemptions and VAT refunds.
  • Advising on the recoverability of VAT and VAT refunds in China.
  • Advising on the customs tariffs and taxation of import/export.

Export Vat Refund China

Since China does not, in principle, levy VAT over goods which are exported, it is important to note that Chinese entities which are engaged in exporting activities can apply for a VAT refund with the relevant tax authority in charge. By engaging in this procedure, a Chinese entity can claim back the input VAT associated with the materials/input for goods that have been exported.

When applying for export vat refund several documents must be submitted to the Chinese tax authority, including special VAT invoices (fapiao), customs declarations forms etc. As the procedure to claim an export VAT refund is considered complex and time-consuming, we alleviate the administrative burden for our clients by optimizing the process and applying for the VAT refund on their behalf.

Chinese Individual Income Tax

We support our clients with all aspects of individual income tax (IIT) for their local Chinese employees as well as their expatriate staff. You can read more about our Individual Income Tax Services in China at our HR & China Payroll Services page.

International Taxation & Transfer Pricing

When companies are taking part in business activities globally or engage in international transactions, these companies must not only be aware of local tax considerations but must view their operations in an international context and consider the cross-border impact of their activities. You can read more about how we at MSA support our clients with these aspects in terms of International Taxation and Transfer Pricing.