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Relevant Knowledge about Local Tax Contribution of Foreign Individual

Updated: 2014-07-11

Time of Declaring Tax for Individual Income Tax of Foreign Individual

1. The monthly deducted tax of withholding agent and monthly payable tax of self-reporting taxpayer shall be turned over to the State Treasury at the 7th of next month, and the tax table shall be submitted to the tax authority.

2. The payable tax of production and business income tax of the privately or individually-owned business shall be calculated by annually and pre-paid by monthly (quarterly). The tax shall be prepaid by the taxpayer in 7th of next month and made the final settlement within 3 months after the end of year with refund for any overpayment or a supplemental payment for any deficiency.

3. The payable tax of incomes of contractual operation and leasing operation of the enterprise and public institution shall be calculated by annually and turned over to the State Treasury by the taxpayer within 30 days after the end of year, and the tax table shall be submitted to the tax authority. The taxpayer shall gradually collect the incomes of contractual operation and leasing operation within 1 year and prepay the incomes within 7 days after each collection. The final settlement shall be made within 3 months after the end of year with refund for any overpayment or a supplemental payment for any deficiency.

4. The taxpayer who shall get the income outside China shall turn over the payable tax to the State Treasury within 30 days after the end of year and submit the tax table to the tax authority.

5. The taxpayer with the annual income over 120,000 yuan shall make tax declaration to the competent tax authority within 3 months after the end of year. That is to say the taxpayer shall make tax declaration at any non-public holiday from 1st January to 31st March. When reporting, the taxpayer shall fill in the Tax Table of Individual Income Tax (Applicable for Reporting of Taxpayer with Annual Income over 120,000 yuan) and submit the personal valid identification documents including ID, passport, home visit permit, military card and etc.

Self-taxpayment Location of Individual Income Tax of Foreign Individual

According to Article 35 and the relevant tax regulations of Regulations on the Implementation of the Individual Income Tax Law of the Peoples Republic of China,

1. The individual income tax shall be withheld and remitted by the withholding agent who shall make tax declaration to the local competent tax authority;

2. The taxpayer by self reporting shall make tax declaration to the local competent tax authority which holds the income;

3The foreigner working in several places at the same time or the foreigner temporary coming to China to work shall be subject to the date of tax declaration stipulated by the tax law. If it meets the tax declaration in one place, it shall be made the tax declaration. It shall permit the application in one fixed place, after approval, the tax declaration shall be fixed in the place. Taxpayers can login www.bs.hnds.gov.cn to find the relevant local tax administrative organs in the section of Tax Payment Guide & Site.

Income Project of Individual Income Tax Paid in China of Foreigner 

In accordance with the stipulation of Article Five of the Law on Personal Income Tax, the income of the foreigner, no matter whether the payment location is within China, shall be regarded as the one gotten in China.

1. The income of position or employment of the enterprise or institution within China;

2. The income by providing individual labor (including design, performance, contest and so on) within China;

3. The income by leasing the property to the lessee within China;

4. The income by transferring the right to use the building and land and the other properties within China;

5. The income by permitting the use of all kinds of concessions;

6. The income by gaining interests, dividend, bonus from the enterprise, company, and other economic organizations or individual within China;

7. The incoming from the contractual operation and leasing operation for the enterprise and public institutions

 Which does the foreigner take self-reporting about annual income of 120,000 yuan?

According to regulations, the following foreigners shall make the self-reporting about the annual income of 120,000yuan:

1The foreigner with a domicile within China or without a domicile but living in China about one year with annual income over 120,000 yuan;

2The foreigner with a domicile within China or without a domicile but living in China about one year and getting income beyond China;

3The foreigner gaining income from two positions or more than two positions within China;

4The foreigner getting the taxable income but without the withholding agent;

 5Other situations stated by the State Council.

Taxpayers can go directly to the hall of the local taxation bureau of each city (district, county) where the Application Form of Paying Personal Income Tax (which is concerning about the one whose annual income exceeds 120000 RMB) is available. Taxpayers can also login the website www.bs.hnds.gov.cn and download the application forms in the section of “Network Office/Download Center/ Forms Download”.

How to identify the foreign individual be the taxpayer of individual income tax? How to decide the duties of tax payment?

For the foreign individual getting incomes by working in China, the duties of tax payment shall be defined according to the following standards of exit regulations:

The individual who has not the domicile in China but has been continuously or accumulatively living within China in a quarter of tax payment no more than 90 days or no more than 183 days during the period stated by the tax agreement shall pay partial tax of payment from the domestic employer within China. The salary which is paid by the foreign employer and not be taken charged by the institution and office within China shall be free of tax exemption.

The individual who has not the domicile in China but has been continuously or accumulatively living within China in a quarter of tax payment no more than 90 days or no more than 183 days but no more than 1 year during the period stated by the tax agreement shall pay tax for the income and salary paid by the enterprise or private employer during working within China and beyond China.

The income beyond China of the individual who has not the domicile in China but has been living within China for 1 year but no more than 5 years in a quarter of tax payment shall be levied the tax for the part paid the enterprise, company and other economic institutions and private person within China; wherein the part paid by the enterprise, company and other economic institutions and private person beyond China shall be applied for tax exemption, the individual who has been living in China over 5 years shall pay tax for all the incomes from the sixth year.