Rules and regulations are changing so rapidly in China that taxpayers are having difficulty in keeping up and ensuring compliance with the new developments. This is evidenced by a radical change of taxation of Representative Offices (ROs), with the issuance of the new circular [Guo Shui Han (2004) No. 568] that reinstated the ability for ROs of principal suppliers to apply for tax exemption. Below is an overview of the tax treatment of representative offices in China.
|The Hong Kong Accountant
|Published - 1 Mar 2005