State Administration of Taxation

By Mark Schaub Chen Bing King & Wood Mallesons’ FDI Group Shanghai Office.

State Administration of Taxation of the PRC (“SAT”) promulgated the Administrative Rules on Income Tax for Policy-based Relocation of Enterprises on August 10, 2012 (“Rule 40″) which is set to become effective on October 1, 2012.   Policy based relocation refers to relocations at the request of the authority rather than voluntary relocations by enterprises (see below for more details).

Rule 40 aims at establishing more specific and systematic rules in terms of preferential tax treatments which apply to policy-based relocations. This new rule will replace the Circular on Relevant Issues concerning Enterprise Income Tax on Incomes from Policy-based Relocation or Disposal of Assets promulgated by State Administration of Taxation on March 12, 2009 (“Circular 118”).Continue Reading New Enterprise Income Tax Rule in relation to Enterprise Relocation