Global mobility services

Expatriates taking up employment in China and Hong Kong are subject to comprehensive local tax rules and employment visa requirements. Employees who are required to live away from their usual place of residence are also entitled to various benefits. Appropriate structuring of such benefits as part of the compensation package can result in significant tax savings.

We can assist expatriates and their employers in identifying tax planning opportunities, reviewing tax equalisation policies and provide compliance services regarding local tax filing requirements.

Grant Thornton can assist with matters such as:

  • pre-arrival procedures

  • employment visas and work permits

  • tax charges including income tax and other taxes

  • benefits in kind

  • expatriate concessions

  • relief for foreign taxes

  • deductions

  • monthly and annual tax returns, compliance and payment

  • government benefits and rebates

  • tax clearance on completion of secondments

Likewise, if you are a China or Hong Kong citizen travelling abroad, we can assist with advice on expatriate tax requirements in your destination country, via Grant Thornton��s extensive international network.For further information about tax systems and regulations in other countries please download the full Expatriate tax ebook 2014.