China has published new rules on related parties and transfer pricing documentation


Effective date of new rules


The new rules (SAT [2016] No. 42) shall come into operation for tax year commencing from 1st January 2016.


Cessation of Old rules 


At the same time, the old rules for the annual reporting for related part and related party transactions (SAT [2008] No. 114) shall be repealed. Parts of the Implementation Rules of Special Tax Adjustments (Trial Run) (SAT [2009] No. 2) in respect of the reporting for related party transactions shall also be repealed.


High lights of the new rules


Multinational corporations, the ultimate holding company of which are tax resident of China and whose annual income in the consolidated financial statements of the preceding tax year exceeds 5.5 billion, shall submit the country-by-country report to the Chinese tax authorities.


The announcement contains 27 provisions and defines the related enterprises and related transactions for the purpose of the announcement.


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