There is still uncertainty as to how Beijing’s new income tax rules will apply to Hongkongers who cross the border to work. Photo: David Wong

China’s new income tax law could be costly for foreign workers, but there’s good news too

  • Non-nationals who spend more than six months working in China are now classed as residents for tax purposes and required to declare their worldwide income
  • But an extended trip back home once every six years is all it takes to make the headache go away
Topic |   China economy

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There is still uncertainty as to how Beijing’s new income tax rules will apply to Hongkongers who cross the border to work. Photo: David Wong
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Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.