Double Tax Agreement

Ecovis at the DCW seminar: Starting a business in Germany

On July 3, 2019, the German-Chinese Business Network hosted a full-day seminar for Chinese investors and entrepreneurs in Krefeld. ECOVIS contributed a presentation on "Setting a business in Germany". After a welcome address by Krefeld´s mayor, Ms. Z...

Clarified Rules for Foreign Dividend Recipients

On February 3, 2018, China's State Administration of Taxation issued the Announcement No. 9 on Determining the Beneficiary of Dividends, Interest, and License Incomes from Double Tax Agreements (DTAs). It defines the requirements for the taxation ben...

Tax Update: New rules for the withholding tax obligations concerning dividends

A new notice published by the State Administration of Taxation on 17 October 2017 will change the time when dividends are taxed.   In general, all foreign companies, which receive dividends and other passive incomes from a Chinese entity have to pa...
Double Tax

Lost in translation: Discrepancy in Double Tax Agreement

On 1 January 2017, the new Double Tax Agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Federal Republic of Germany has become applicable. The agreement which has been signed on 28 March 2014 in Berlin has 33 articles and a protocol. It also r...

Why do China’s Tax Bureaus target Foreign Companies?

    Why do China’s Tax Bureaus target Foreign Companies? Lessons from the recent tax audits of expats!   Date: Tuesday, 18. October 2016, 4pm. -6pm. Location:  Unit 0811, Landmark Tower II8 North Dongsanhuan RoadChaoyang District, 10...