Institute for China Studies

China Secondment: Tax Implications for Cross-border Labour Dispatch

E-Learning | Certificate Course

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Along with the development of China’s economy and effects of globalization, an increasing demand for skilled resources in China exists. Multinational companies with entities in China have been identifying high potentials within their organizations to dispatch them on temporary secondment arrangements to China to assume key technical, management or other positions with the Chinese entity.

In this course the corporate income tax implications for organizations as well as the Individual income tax implications for secondees are discussed in detail. Attention goes out to the advantages of double taxation agreements may offer organizations, how to handle international taxation and avoid double payment of taxes between the jurisdictions as well as preferential treatments applicable, which have a mitigating effect on tax liabilities is discussed. Further, means of risk mitigation are discussed as it is imperative that secondment arrangements are well embedded in the organization and proof in regards of substantiating the genuine nature of the secondment arrangement, the non-resident home entity should be well documented.

How we deliver value

Experienced Professionals

Actionable Knowledge

Official Data Sources

Tailormade Literature

Our programs and courses are designed and taught in close partnership with experienced foreign and China-based industry professionals.

New gained knowledge and insights from our programs, courses and business-oriented publications ate directly applicable in business.

Data from official sources is utilized to provide a detailed and accurate view of the latest developments in China’s business environment.

To reflect the latest business developments in China, our programs and courses include tailormade literature and reading materials.  


Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a digital certificate of completion from the Institute of China Studies.

Note: After successful completion of the online program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Institute of China Studies.

"Since China's re-opening after Covid, increasing numbers of business professionals are traveling to the country for temporary work assignments. This course provides a profound insight in the tax implications for both company and employee."
Dr. Van Ostende
Founder, Institute for China Studies

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