German Centre Lunch Talk: Individual Income Tax Reform.

How law and regulations will affect foreign taxpayers in China.

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.


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.

When: 23 January 2019 | 12.00 - 13.30 

Where: German Centre Beijing, DRC Liangmaqiao,

11th floor, Unit 1101A, 19 Dongfang East Road, Chaoyang District, 100600 Beijing

北京德意志工商中心有限公司, 朝阳区东方东路19号DRC亮马桥外交办公大楼D1座1101室

Registration: Please use the registration form on our website or send an email to events@germancentre.cn.

Free snacks and beverages will be offered.

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