The table below can serve as a useful reference guide to provide basic information about tax types and to which entities they apply.
|Value-Added Tax||VAT General Taxpayers||Sales of goods and products||16%|
|Processing, repair or replacement services|
|Leasing of movable property|
|R&D and technology-related services||6%|
|Information technology services|
|Cultural and creative services|
|Logistics auxiliary services|
|Authentication and consulting services|
|VAT Small-Scale Taxpayers||All of the above descriptions||3%|
|All VAT Taxpayers||Exports||0%|
|Consumption Tax||Manufacturing or import of luxury consumer goods||1% – 56%|
|Corporate Income Tax||Resident Entities||Profits from all forms of income generated by the resident Chinese entity||25%|
|Non-Resident Entities||Withholding tax on China-sourced income||VAT||6%|
|Corporate Income Tax||3.75% – 12.5%|
|Individual Income Tax||Wages, salaries and other employment-related income||3% – 45%|
|Income from other sources||20%, 30%, 40%|
What is a tax refund in export business? China implemented and export tax refund policy to refund the indirect taxes paid by export enterprises in the production and distribution process to enhance China's competitiveness in foreign markets and promote China's export. 0% VAT applies to the exports; thus the VAT exemption and refund policy applies to all VAT taxpayers. The rate of VAT refund varies, subject to different industries.
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She has more than 25 years’ experience in the banking industry in Shanghai, including check clearing, payments, cash management, trade finance and loans business. Prior to joining PNC Bank, Zhu served other major U.S. and international banks.
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