Expats Are Named on Tax Blacklist of Shame

Saturday, February 16, 2008 10:21
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This Shanghai Daily title says it all Expats are named on tax blacklist of shame

If you needed any more proof that it was time to get legit in China, here you go.  Now, as I just cleared immigration 7 days ago and 24 hours ago, I am happy to know that I am not on the list… but I have got to wonder who is.

According to the article:

People owing tax will have to pay it or they may have to delay their travel plans for at least a month unless they can find a guarantor for the payment.

Ouch.

Assuming that the article is correct in that it is the legal representatives being held because the firm they represent has failed to pay their tax, I am going to assume that their firm would provide the guarantee?

If anyone reading this happens to be on the list, please let me know the process.  If it is as simple as going to the phone company and getting ones phone turned on, then not a big deal I guess… but if this is a situation were a firms is really in arrears, say more than 2 years… I can see where it would take more than a month.

At any rate, perhaps I should suggest that everyone call their accountant and make sure the tax man has been given his cut on time.  Better to hear it from them than the immigration officer at Pudong International.

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One Response to “Expats Are Named on Tax Blacklist of Shame”

  1. Shahriar Hossain says:

    July 5th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    What are the rules regarding the taxes that has to be paid by expatriate workers/executives/engineers working in China?
    Can any one suggest a website from where the answer can be found?

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