International tax & business R&D tax incentive 2012

Chinese tax that benefits innovative Australian companies

Source: Taxation In Australia Journal Article

Published Date: 1 May 2012

 

The Chinese government's success is built on a succession of five-year plans. The current 12th Five Year Plan targets many sectors as priorities, including, especially, the agriculture, healthcare and green technology sectors. These policies present Australian companies with opportunities to make profits in the People’s Republic of China, because many Australian businesses have a high degree of expertise that their Chinese counterparts often lack. However, regardless of sector, all Australian companies looking to expand operations in mainland China will benefit from generous tax concessions linked to R&D conducted partly or wholly there.

Further, Chinese tax concessions apply to a broad range of businesses and sectors, including multinationals operating market research projects, established small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups, venture capitalists, and private equity firms. Australian companies can maximise their tax planning in China by implementing long-reaching tax plans and structures with a high degree of certainty over these five-year periods.

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