Tax Newsletter — May/June 2014: review of PRC and Hong Kong tax developments

By Doris Ho and Anderson Lam

DLA Piper’s May/June 2014 edition of its Tax Newsletter provides a review of People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Hong Kong tax developments.



  • SAFE released rules regarding cross-border security
  • Determination of beneficial owner under double tax treaties in entrusted investment
  • New tax treaty signed between the PRC and Germany
  • Chengdu Tax Authority negates trademark royalty based on economic contribution analysis
  • SAT released rules regarding VAT refund to enterprises engaging in foreign trade comprehensive services
  • Telecommunications sector included in VAT pilot reform
  • Certain clarifications on taxable income for enterprise income tax purposes

Hong Kong

  • Exchange of tax information agreement with the US
  • Stamp duty updates
  • Tax evasion and tax avoidance cases
  • Inland Revenue (Amendment) bill 2014
  • Free-trade agreement with the association of Southeast Asian Nations

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