One of the joys of living in China has been that I did not have to give much thought (if any) to taxes. The times are changing, however, and I am starting to take more interest in how taxes in China impact on 'Foreign Experts.' So, I have some questions:
1. In certain circumstances a foreigner is obliged to file a Tax Return.
Question: Has anyone in the Saloon filed a Tax Return in China?
2. There is lot of information in this thread about how to pay less ITT in China. There is also other information (mentioned in old34's post) at: http://www.szds.gov.cn/portal/site/site/portal/szds/englishcontent.jsp
Question: Has anyone claimed on expenses in order to reduce their income tax?
Question: What are the advantages/disadvantages of trying to get an employer to set up a system for reducing taxation?
Note: After reading the information given in the link above I am considering changing occuptions so that I do not have to pay any income tax.
"18、Individual income derived from soldering pan and boiler, silhouetting, shoe-shining, weighting, grubbing helosis, ghostwriting letters, keeping bicycles, castrating poultry, ferrying (immobile), knife-grinding, butchering, pick aback transport, amending umbrella, may be exempt from Individual Income Tax."
My vocation of choice is now, 'ferrying (immobile)'