Shenzhen Qianhai Area Extends the 15% CIT Rate Until the End of 2025

Shenzhen Qianhai Area Extends the 15% CIT Rate Until the End of 2025

Corporate income tax (CIT) is a kind of income tax levied on the income from production and operation and other income gained by companies within the territory of China.

According to the new Income Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China, published in 2008, the general corporate income tax rate is 25%. The preferential corporate income tax policy of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone in Shenzhen will be extended for another five years, and the corporate income tax will be levied at a reduced rate of 15%. Only qualified enterprises within the area can enjoy the preferential corporate income tax policy.

Compare to the preferential corporate income tax policy published in 2014, the new policy increases the scope of enterprises benefiting from the policy from the original 4 categories to 5 categories. In addition to the original four categories of the modern logistics industry, information service industry, science and technology service industry, and cultural and creative industry, the business service industry has been added. The number of projects also increased from 21 to 30, which benefits the corporates more.

Besides, the threshold to enjoy the policy has been lowered. Enterprises that enjoy relevant preferential policies shall take the industrial projects specified in the Catalogue of CIT Preferences in Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Cooperation Zone (2021 Edition) as their main businesses, and the income from their main businesses shall account for more than 60% of the total revenue. The former policy was required enterprises to have main business accounts for at least 70% of the total revenue. The five categories have listed above.

After implementation of the extended policy, nearly 12,000 new enterprises are expected to be benefited, and the exemption will increase by nearly RMB 500 million.

This policy attracts relevant enterprises to put more effort into the specified industries listed in the Catalogue of CIT Preferences. On the one side, the policy encourages the enterprises located in the area to enlarge, improve and innovate. On the other side, the policy gives China’s enterprises a signal that the country encourages development in the 5 categories. To conclude, the policy push and orient the development of companies in China and expect to have a large return.

If you are not sure whether your company is eligible to engage in the policy, please check the following website.

http://qh.sz.gov.cn/sygnan/qhzx/tzgg/content/post_8927322.html

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