What are the Key Challenges for Expatriate Management in China?


• Navigating China’s complex tax environment

An individual is taxed in China on one’s income by category. China’s IIT law groups income into 11 categories. Each income category has its own tax rate, allowable deductions etc.

• Understanding the Chinese social security system

Like local PRC employees, expatriate workers are required to contribute social insurance payments in addition to their monthly salary. Having a good grasp of this system is essential for the employer.

• Visa applications and renewals

China has many different categories of visa applicable for expatriate employees. Understanding the application process and the timeframe involved is vital for compliance.


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