China has made many tax abatement reforms since 2017, most particularly, a significant individual income tax reduction policy in Oct 2018. People who work in China benefit a lot from this new regulation
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In the meantime, the Chinese government’s rules on tax declaration has become more strict in an effort to counteract tax avoidance. The tax record become more and more important and will soon be linked to the paperwork required for almost any formal procedure, for example, your work permit renewal. You must provide your tax report before getting approved to continue with any kind of legal procedure in most major Chinese cities (in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen only part of applications(apply by point system) require this tax report, however it will soon become mandatory for all.)
How to know whether your tax report is qualified?
The salary stated by your company or agent in your work permit application form will be the standard againt which the bureau will check your tax payments.
How do you check your tax records?
Here’s the 4 ways:
1.Print by your accountant if you work in a company
However, this is not a full version and only show your salary income tax records under this company and can not for the work permit renewal procedure.
2. Apply in the Tax Bureau Hall
You can also go to any tax bureau hall to print your tax report or hire an agent to print for you, this is a full version with tax bureau stamp and your tax number.
Or if you have the “Registration Code” or your passport activated in the tax system, you can also print the tax report on any of the ARM machine on the Self-Help Tax Service Hall.
3. Apply online
4. Apply via Alipay on your phone
This is the easiest and fastest way to apply tax report, follow our steps here:
1) Open your Alipay app and click on “CityService”
2) Click “Government Affairs”(“政务”)
3) Slide down a little bit and click “Tax Hall”(“税务大厅”)
4) Then you’ll see the homepage of the tax system