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European Union - Mandatory Tax Reporting for certain cross-border arrangements

P317/2020 - 27 July 2020

The European Union (EU) is introducing a new reporting regime called "DAC6" (EU Directive for Administrative Cooperation in (Direct) Taxation, 6th version) in order to increase the level of transparency surrounding potential harmful tax practices. DAC 6 requires EU intermediaries (or, under certain circumstances, relevant taxpayers) to provide information on reportable cross-border transactions involving at least one EU member state to the appropriate tax authorities. The tax authorities, in turn, must exchange information periodically with their European counterparts. Any business that has cross-border transactions involving the EU needs to consider this new regulation.
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2020

P317/2020 - 27 July 2020
European Union - Mandatory Tax Reporting for certain cross-border arrangements
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P313/2020 - 8 April 2020
Non Performing Loans – Is this the right timing for foreign investors?
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P310/2020 - 23 January 2020
Guidance issued on individual income tax treatment of foreign-source income
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2019

P308/2019 - 16 December 2019
Guidance issued on 2019 IIT annual filing requirements for comprehensive income
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P307/2019 – 9 December 2019
Focus on China Tax Legislation - Draft Consumption Tax Law Released
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P306/2019 – 9 December 2019
Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan residents to participate in social insurance program in Mainland China
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P305/2019 – 2 December 2019
Draft VAT law consolidates, streamlines existing rules
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P303/2019 – 6 December 2019
STA Issues New Measures for Claiming Treaty Benefits – From "Filing Documents for Record" to "Retaining Documents for Follow-up Administration"
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P302/2019 – 8 November 2019
OECD's public consultation document: Secretariat Proposal for a "Unified Approach" under Pillar One
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P301/2019 - 1 November 2019
PBOC reforms calculation of loan prime rate
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P297/2019 – 6 August 2019
The fifth protocol was signed to further amend the 2006 Arrangement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income
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P293/2019 – 8 April 2019
Chinese Customs will apply new requirement on declaration of dutiable royalties from 1 May 2019
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P292/2019 – 22 March 2019
VAT reduction policy package introduced
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P291/2019 – 18 March 2019
Individual income tax reform: Guidance issued for non-domiciled individuals
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Year 2018

P289/2018 - 28 December 2018
New cross-border e-commerce policies announced

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P288/2018 – 24 December 2018
Individual Income Tax (IIT) reform: New requirements relating to IIT withholding and self-declarations

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P287/2018 – 24 December 2018
Individual Income Tax Reform: Final implementation regulations for IIT law released
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P286/2018 – 24 December 2018
Individual Income Tax Reform: Guidance released on additional itemized deductions
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P285/2018 – 21 December 2018
Individual Income Tax Reform: Guidance released on tax withholding under new IIT law
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P282/2018 – 22 October 2018
Individual Income Tax Reform: Draft implementation regulations released for public consultation
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P281/2018 – 22 October 2018
Individual Income Tax Reform: Consultation Paper released on additional itemized deductions
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P278/2018 – 17 September 2018
Aligning China R&D arrangements and transfer pricing in a post BEPS world
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P277/2018 – 3 September 2018
Individual Income Tax (IIT) Reform: Amended IIT Law approved
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P276/2018 – 3 August 2018
WCO releases 2018 "Guide to Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing"
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P275/2018 – 3 July 2018
Individual Income Tax Reform: Draft amendments released for public consultation 
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P274/2018 – 6 April 2018
Guidance issued on new VAT rate reductions and changes relating to small-scale VAT payers
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P273/2018 – 8 March 2018
Customs credit management system revised
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P271/2018 – 23 February 2018
SAT updates guidance on interpretation of tax treaties
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P270/2018 – 8 February 2018
SAT published new rules on beneficial owners
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P269/2018 – 17 January 2018
SAT issues guidance on registration of general VAT payers
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P268/2018 – 10 January 2018
Tariff adjustments for 2018 announced
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Year 2017

P265/2017 – 27 October 2017
New guidance clarifies rules relating to EIT withholding on China-source income derived by nonresident enterprises
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P264/2017 – 1 August 2017
China signs MLI to modify tax treaties
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P263/2017 – 28 July 2017
New VAT guidance issued on industry-specific issues
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P262/2017 – 3 July 2017
VAT on asset management products postponed
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P261/2017 – 28 June 2017
SAT strengthens management of VAT general invoices
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P260/2017 – 1 June 2017
Consequences of reduction in VAT rate bands
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P259/2017 – 22 May 2017
China CRS rules apply as from 1 July 2017    
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P258/2017 – 31 March 2017
SAT issued new rules to improve administration of special tax investigation and adjustment and mutual agreement procedures 
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P256/2017 – 26 January 2017
Government authorities coordinate to offer joint incentives for customs advance certified enterprises
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P255/2016 – 10 January 2017
SAT clarifies post-VAT reform land appreciation tax issues
[English] [Simplified Chinese] [Japanese]

Year 2016

P254/2016 – 27 December 2016
New VAT guidance addresses industry-specific issues
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P253/2016 – 13 December 2016
GAC issues 2017 edition of Harmonized System Nomenclature
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P252/2016 – 22 November 2016
Update on export tax refunds: Revised guidance on administrative classification of export enterprises
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P251/2016 – 7 November 2016
Chinese customs authorities issue updated guidance on customs audits
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P250/2016 – 28 October 2016
Comprehensive resource tax reform kicked off in China - Water resource tax piloted in Hebei province
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P248/2016 – 18 October 2016
SAT issued new rules to improve administration of advance pricing arrangements
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P247/2016 – 17 October 2016
State Administration of Taxation ("SAT") released draft "Due Diligence Procedures on Financial Account Information in Tax Matters for Non-residents" Are you ready?
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P245/2016 – 28 September 2016
Favorable tax treatment extended to more equity compensation plans / contributions of technology
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P244/2016 – 8 September 2016
VAT Reform - SAT clarifies disputed VAT issues
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P243/2016 – 8 August 2016
Chinese court rules offshore merger by absorption does not qualify for special reorganization relief
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P242/2016 – 4 August 2016
New China - Germany agreement on the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion
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P241/2016 – 13 July 2016
SAT issued new rules on reporting of related party transactions and contemporaneous documentation
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P240/2016 – 27 May 2016
VAT Reform – SAT promulgated interim measures related to real estate and construction sectors
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P238/2016 – 6 April 2016
VAT Reform – SAT promulgated interim measures related to real estate and construction sectors
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P236/2016 – 2 April 2016
VAT Reform - Construction sector
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P235/2016 – 30 March 2016
VAT Reform - Lifestyle services sector
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P234/2016 – 29 March 2016
VAT Reform - Financial services sector
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P233/2016 – 31 March 2016
VAT Reform - Real estate sector  
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P232/2016 – 24 March 2016
MOF and SAT announced detailed rules for VAT Reform rollout to cover all industries 
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Year 2015

P231/2015 – 16 November 2015
Results of high and new technology enterprise status verification announced
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P230/2015 – 15 October 2015
BEPS action 7: Preventing the artificial avoidance of PE status
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P229/2015 – 7 October 2015
Final BEPS reports released: An overall perspective
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P228/2015 – 22 September 2015
Mainland China and Taiwan sign tax agreement
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P227/2015 – 21 September 2015
SAT issues new rules for claiming treaty benefits
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P226/2015 – 21 September 2015
Discussion draft of "Implementation Measures of Special Tax Adjustment" released by the China's State Administration of Taxation
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P225/2015 – 13 August 2015
China issues regulations on cost sharing agreements
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P224/2015 – 6 August 2015
Free trade agreement signed with Australia
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P223/2015 – 27 July 2015
BEPS Actions 8, 9 and 10: Transfer pricing update
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P222/2015 – 17 July 2015
SAT issues guidance on tax administration of enterprise reorganizations
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P221/2015 – 15 July 2015
SAT issues new guidance on special tax treatment on intragroup assignment of shares or assets
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P220/2015 – 14 July 2015
BEPS Action 7: OECD releases revised discussion draft on definition of permanent establishment
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P219/2015 – 26 June 2015
BEPS Action 13: Country-by-country reporting implementation package
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P218/2015 – 19 June 2015
BEPS Action 8: OECD issues discussion draft on hard-to-value intangibles
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P217/2015 – 18 May 2015
Individual income tax treatment of contribution of nonmonetary assets clarified
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P216/2015 – 13 May 2015
BEPS Action 8: OECD releases draft guidance on cost contribution arrangements
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P215/2015 – 9 April 2015
SAT releases new bulletin to strengthen Transfer Pricing administration on Intra-group outbound charges 
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P214/2015 – 11 March 2015
China-Korea Free Trade Agreement – One of the most popular potential FTA
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P213/2015 – 13 February 2015
BEPS Action 13: OECD issues guidance on CbC reporting implementation
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P212/2015 – 6 February 2015
SAT issues new rules on indirect transfers of assets by nonresident enterprises
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P211/2015 – 4 February 2015
BEPS Action 10: Discussion draft on the use of profit splits in the context of global value chains
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P210/2015 – 30 January 2015
BEPS Actions 8, 9, and 10: Discussion draft on revisions to chapter I of the transfer pricing guidelines (including risk, recharacterization, and special measures)
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P209/2015 – 23 January 2015
BEPS Action 14: Make dispute resolution mechanisms more effective
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P208/2015 – 21 January 2015
BEPS Action 4: Discussion draft released on deductibility of interest expense
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P207/2015 – 19 January 2015
BEPS Action 10: Discussion draft on the transfer pricing aspects of cross-border commodity transactions
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P206/2014 – 16 January 2015
OECD Issues BEPS Transfer Pricing Discussion Drafts
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Year 2014

P205/2014 – 30 December 2014
SAT issues guidance on tax treatment of share transfers by individuals
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P204/2014 – 29 December 2014
China tariff policy for 2015 announced
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P203/2014 – 19 December 2014
SAT issues regulations on the application of the GAAR 
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P202/2014 – 14 November 2014
BEPS Action 10:  Proposed modifications to transfer pricing guidelines relating to low value-adding intragroup services
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P201/2014 – 7 November 2014
BEPS Action 7: Preventing the artificial avoidance of PE status
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P200/2014 – 15 October 2014
BEPS Action 2: Hybrid mismatch arrangements
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P199/2014 – 29 September 2014
OECD Release on Intangibles: Many issues unanswered
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P198/2014 – 29 September 2014
OECD releases the BEPS Project 2014 deliverables
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P197/2014 – 29 September 2014
OECD Chapter I Release: Important guidance on location-specific advantages and passive association
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P196/2014 – 26 September 2014
BEPS Action 15: Developing a multilateral instrument to modify bilateral tax treaties
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P195/2014 – 25 September 2014
BEPS Action 6: Preventing the granting of treaty benefits in inappropriate circumstances
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P194/2014 – 24 September 2014
OECD Release on Transfer Pricing Documentation: The new global standard
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P193/2014 – 11 July 2014
Transfer Pricing and ‘High and New Technology Enterprises’ in China: What you need to know
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P192/2014 – 21 May 2014
BEPS Action 6: Preventing the granting of treaty benefits in inappropriate circumstances
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P191/2014 – 13 May 2014
BEPS Action 2: Hybrid mismatch arrangements
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P190/2014 – 12 May 2014
BEPS Action 1: Tax challenges of the digital economy
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P189/2014 - 29 January 2014
New China-UK tax treaty enters into force
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Year 2013

P188/2013 - 19 December 2013
MOF and SAT issue new VAT reform rules
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P187/2013 - 9 October 2013
SAT issues guidance on application of VAT exemption treatment
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P186/2013 - 27 September 2013
China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone: Open for Business
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P185/2013 - 6 September 2013
SAT issues guidance on application of zero-rated VAT treatment
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P184/2013 - 26 July 2013
China relaxes foreign exchange procedures on outbound payments for trade in services
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P183/2013 - 3 June 2013
MOF and SAT issue new regulations on nationwide implementation of VAT reform on transportation and modern services sectors
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P182/2013 - 27 May 2013
New Guidance Clarifies IIT Treatment of POst-Acquitsition Capitalization of Undistributed Profits or Reserves
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P181/2013 - 17 May 2013
SAT clarifies when a secondment arrangement creates a PE
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P180/2013 - 8 May 2013
SAT issues guidance on beneficial ownership of dividends under tax arrangement with Hong Kong
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P179/2013 - 4 February 2013
SAT further clarifies EIT filing requirements for enterprises with branches
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P178/2013 - 24 January 2013
SAT updates guidance on application of capital gains article in China’s tax treaties
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P177/2013 –17 January 2013
SAFE simplifies rules on administration of foreign exchange for direct investment
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