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Personal Income Tax Payments Affect Work Permit

From April 1, 2017, the work permit system for foreigners has been launched nationwide. Foreigners' work permit in China shall be changed to a unified bid for the work permit of foreigners by applying for a foreign expert certificate and a foreign employment permit.

The requirements for new foreigners’ work permits in China are very different from old policy. The main point is that regardless of the position of the foreigner appointed to work in a company, the employee should sign a corresponding labor contract with the company and clearly stated the employee's salary, position, job content and other basic conditions in the labor contract.

It is said that the Guangzhou Foreign Experts Bureau also issued corresponding regulations on foreigners' work permit requirements:

A small and medium-sized trading company established more than six months old must pay taxes before it can apply for a foreigner's work permit.

Foreigner's application for work permit extension must provide:

Valid business or personal tax payment certificate
Description of employment status of employees
This means that taxation has become an important part of foreigners' work permit review!


Therefore, for the enterprise: tax payment should be reasonably arranged.


If your company intends to apply for a work permit for foreigners, we suggest that you:


1. If there is sufficient time, please arrange tax payment in advance in the next quarter;

 
2. If the time is urgent, please arrange to pay the tax immediately.


For employees: Any foreigner shall pay the corresponding personal income tax in accordance with China's personal income tax payment rules. The specific requirements are as follows:

Foreign personal income tax calculation method

Personal income tax = (monthly salary - 4800) * tax rate - quick deduction

Although the immediate payment of taxes and fees can be used in conjunction with the relevant review by the Bureau of Experts, this does not mean that companies can only be allowed to cross the border during the work permit period. If the company has zero tax or long-term losses, the Bureau of Experts will think that the company does not have the needs and qualifications for recruiting foreign talent. At the same time, temporarily paying a large amount of taxes, the tax bureau may also list the company as a key check target! Therefore, both companies and individuals should perform their duties in accordance with the laws and regulations of China in accordance with the law.

Shanghai Internship Visa

ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 22 OF THE REGULATIONS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON ADMINISTRATION OF THE ENTRY AND EXIT OF FOREIGNERS THE ONLY VISA WHICH ALLOWS STUDENTS TO ENGAGE IN OFF CAMPUS WORK STUDY OR INTERNSHIP IS STUDENT RESIDENCE PERMIT. 

With an official letter from your school stating that they have approved your decision for internship, students may apply to the exit and entry administration to have such information as the location and duration of the work-study program or internship placement specified in his or her residence permit. 

A foreigner holding a residence permit for study shall not engage in any off-campus work-study or internship unless the information prescribed in the preceding paragraph is specified in his or her residence permit.

ATTENTION

Having a student visa with internship allowance does not allow you to receive salary for your internship. There is only one visa in China that allows you receive a salary is the working visa. Internships only allow for a small allowance provided by host companies to cover food and transportation. Work visas require a time employment contract with your employer. So after successful completion of your internship you have a good chance to receive a full time job offer from your internship host company, then you’ll sign a contract with your employer and subsequently receive help to apply for a working visa. 

2018 Shanghai Entry-Exit Work Schedule

Public holidays excepted note: self-service machine to handle the visa may be due to factors such as equipment failure unable to accept or delayed forensics, please the applicant is dealt with in advance, lest affect your traveling, specific to each point of the foreign public.