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China - Special considerations for short-term assignments

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For the purposes of this publication, a short-term assignment is defined as an assignment that lasts for less than one year.

Residency rules

Are there special residency considerations for short-term assignments?

No. The determination of residency status for short-term assignees is the same as discussed in preceding sections.

Payroll considerations

Are there special payroll considerations for short-term assignments?

No.

Taxable income

What income will be taxed during short-term assignments?

Unless exempt, under treaty or PRC tax law, all China-source income is subject to tax. Generally, compensation paid for services performed in China is China-source income.

Additional considerations

Are there any additional considerations that should be considered before initiating a short-term assignment in China?

No.

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KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”) is a Swiss entity.  Member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated with KPMG International. KPMG International provides no client services. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm.

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