By Tony Dong and Philip Liu King & Wood Mallesons’ Tax Group
Technology innovation is the engine that will drive the 21st century economy. With growing economic demand for core technologies from Chinese enterprises, recent years have witnessed the robust development of Intellectual Properties (“IP”) transactions in China, in which tax issues are often important elements to consider when structuring IP transactions, especially for the IP transfers carried out in the context of IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, or investment projects. We will discuss in the article the major PRC tax considerations for IP transfers, especially for cross-border IP transactions, with a view to achieve tax optimization and ensure tax compliance for such transactions.
I .Tax Cost of IP Transfers
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