China is making major amendments to the Individual Income Tax Law. With public consultation on the draft law recently completed, the first changes set to take effect on October 1st 2018, and the full law taking effect on January 1st 2019, it is time to have a look at how the new law will impact your business.

We have partnered with Dezan Shira & Associates to tell you what is in the latest draft and answer questions such as:

  • What are the new tax rates taking effect on October 1st?
  • How will the switch from Monthly to Annual tax calculation affect yearend bonuses paid after January 1st?
  • Which special deductions for foreigners are being cancelled?
  • What new deductions will be available in the future?
  • What will the removal of "the five year rule" mean for expats with overseas income?

As it is still a draft law not all questions can be fully answered yet, however we recommend our members start to familiarize themselves with the upcoming changes.


  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration and networking
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Presetations
  • 20:00 – 20:30 Q&A

PRICE: Participation Fee for this event is 50 RMB for members, 150 RMB for Non-members.

REGISTRATION: Registration is required to confirm a seat. You may register by replying to fbcs@fbcs.fi until Monday, September 17, 2018 or as long as there are seats available. Registration is binding and no-shows will be charged RMB 200 unless cancelled before the end-of-day of the final registration date.

ELIGIBILITY: All of the employees of FBCS member companies can participate at our events with Membership privileges (discounted price, access to member only events). Please do not hesitate to forward this event invitation to your colleagues.


  • Paul Dwyer (Director, Head of International tax and transfer pricing at Dezan Shira & Associates)

    Paul Dwyer

    Director, Head of International tax and transfer pricing at Dezan Shira & Associates

    Paul is a Director and the head of Dezan Shira & Associates' International Tax and Transfer Pricing practice. He provides a diverse range of tax services to companies across a wide range of sectors investing and operating throughout the Asia Pacific region (in particular in Hong Kong and Mainland China). Paul's role is regionally focussed and also entails providing and coordinating legal, accounting, regulatory and investment advice.

    Paul has worked for the past several years in both Mainland China and Hong Kong, having started his career in Australia. Paul is a Mandarin Chinese speaker and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

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  • James Zheng (Senior Tax Specialist, International tax and transfer pricing)

    James Zheng

    Senior Tax Specialist, International tax and transfer pricing

    James is a Senior tax specialist with more than 10 years of both finance and tax work experience gained in Mainland China and Australia. He advises a diverse range of clients on a variety of PRC tax and compliance issues. James is particularly experienced in assisting clients with respect to tax administration and audits, business combinations, de-registration, etc.

    James is qualified as a CPA and a member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

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