Main changes in the new policy are as follows:
Tax incentives for small-scale value added tax (VAT) payers
- Compared to the prior regulation, the small-scale VAT taxpayer whose monthly sales is less than CNY100,000 (inclusive) rather than CNY 30,000 shall be exempted from VAT. Please note that service fees received by individuals in the amount of CNY 100,000 or less are not within the scope of exemption.
- The small-scale VAT taxpayer may enjoy at most 50% of tax deduction on resource tax, urban maintenance and construction tax, property tax, urban land use tax, stamp duty (excluding stock trading stamp duty), cultivated land occupation tax, education surcharge and local education surcharge. People’s governments at provincial level may decide the level of exemption up to 50%. Shanghai municipal government has decided that 50% exemption will be allowed.
The criteria of the small and micro enterprises have been loosen
If the Company meets the following criteria, the Company can enjoy lower enterprise income tax rate as a Small and Micro Enterprise(“SME”).
New tax rate and calculation method :
The new regulation introduces the excess progressive calculation method to release tax burden on SMEs.
Preferential policy for venture capital enterprises and angel investors
Venture capital enterprises and angel investors in scientific and technological startups, which meet the criteria above, may adopt 70% of their investment amount to set off against their taxable income after they have fulfilled a 2-year holding period.
Based on the new criteria, we recommend that you pay attention to your taxable income in 2019 especially if you are close to the criteria.
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