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Lunch talk: Individual Income Tax Reform – how law and regulations will affect foreign taxpayers in China

January 23 / 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0


Lunch talk with the German Centre:

Individual Income Tax Reform – how law and regulations will affect foreign taxpayers in China


Wednesday, January 23rd, 12.00-13.30


On January 1st, 2019 the new Individual Income Tax (IIT) Law in China took full effect. The long-awaited regulations governing many details of the reform relevant for both Chinese and foreign taxpayers were published only days before this date.

The final implementation regulations by the State Council and the six announcements of the State Tax Authority published on December 22nd and December 27th contained significant changes from the drafts released before, leaving tax authorities, tax payers and employers in a frenzy to prepare for the upcoming significant changes.

In this “Ask the expert” lunch talk, Ecovis Beijing tax specialists Iris Wang and Elizabeth Shi will update you on the changes having the biggest impact on foreign taxpayers – now and after the end of three year transitional period given for some rules applicable to foreigners. Participants are welcome to bring their questions to the event to have them answered by our experts.

Learn more about how to apply for a unique tax ID number, and about the tax treatment for payments like worldwide income or annual bonuses. How will the new tax withholding method will affect your monthly pay slip? What is more favorable for you, the tax-exempt items for foreigners or the new tax deductions? We look forward to discussing all this with you in our joint seminar of the German Centre and Ecovis Beijing.

About the speakers:

Elizabeth Shi

Senior Tax Manager at Ecovis Beijing

Elizabeth has over 15 years of working experience in China’s legal, tax and business field. Prior to joining Ecovis, she worked within the Big Four accounting firms’ tax and business advisory departments. She advises companies on various China tax and legal related matters, including dealing with taxes and other government authorities. Her expertise covers tax compliance, restructuring, M&A, tax due diligence, liquidation and deregistration related tax matters as well as tax planning for companies and individual expatriates. Elizabeth started her professional career as a legal consultant in a prestigious IP firm, working on foreign direct investment (FDI) and intellectual property (IP) projects.

Iris Wang

Tax Manager at Ecovis Beijing

Iris has more than nine years of experience in tax compliance and consulting services. Her field of expertise is tax planning and optimization for expatriates, payroll and individual income tax consulting and structuring services. Before joining ECOVIS Beijing, she worked in Big Four companies where she advised many international clients.

About the seminar

Language: English
Date: Jan 23, 2019
Time: 12am -1.30pm
Seminar cost: Cost free for German Center tenants otherwise 50 RMB

Unit 1105, DRC Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Ofiice Building, 11th floor, Tower D1, 19 Dongfang East Road, Chaoyang District
北京 德意志 工商 中心 亮马桥 分公司, 朝阳 区 东方 东路 19 号 DRC 亮马桥 外交 办公大楼 D1 座 1101A 室



For registration please contact: events@germancentre.cn or visit the website of the German Centre.

For any other inquiries please contact: annette.heile@ecovis-beijing.com 

We look forward to seeing you!


January 23
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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ECOVIS BEIJING / German Center Beijing


German Centre for Industry and Trade Beijing
Dongfang East Road.19   DRC Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Office Building, 11th Floor, Unit 1101A              
Beijing, 100096 China
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