China Tax Insights Café (CTIC) - 2018 China focus under waves of global tax reforms / Tax controversies in corporate restructuring


26 March / 27 March 2018, Hong Kong

By invitation only


PwC sincerely invites you to join the China Tax Insights Café to be held in Hong Kong this March.


2018 China focus under waves of global tax reforms

2017 is a milestone year in China tax development. During the year, China released its implementation measures on Common Reporting Standard (CRS); amended special tax investigation adjustments and mutual agreement procedures; signed multilateral instruments to tackle BEPS; expanded network of tax treaties; relaxed foreign tax credit limitations; simplified withholding procedures at source for non-tax residents; and introduced the long-awaited withholding tax deferral treatment on re-investment. Apart from policy improvements, China has also proactively pursued the legislation of tax rules into laws, achieved significant tax cuts through the VAT Transformation Reform, and continuously optimised business environment.

In 2018, what will be the top priorities of Chinese tax authorities? Where do the paths of tax reforms lie? Any further incentives to encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Outward Direct Investment (ODI)? Will tax authorities take action after the first exchange of information on CRS and country-by-country report? How will US tax reform and new Hong Kong transfer pricing rules affect China and Chinese enterprises? In the face of the ever-changing global tax environment, how should companies balance tax risk and tax efficiency?


Tax controversies in corporate restructuring

In light of the growing complexity and innovation of M&A, tax policies need to be clarified and updated. Risks are mainly associated with different forms of corporate restructuring, such as domestic acquisitions, overseas indirect transfers, and assignment of assets and equities. What is the practical interpretation of local tax authorities on some key concepts? How to handle inconsistency? What are the issues that taxpayers and tax authorities usually disagree on? What kind of documentation should enterprises prepare for potential investigation? And how to get tax certainty in advance? Which is the most efficient channel to resolve tax controversy?

In this China Tax Insights Café, we have invited experts on tax policies and tax controversy service, and tax lawyers to share experience, address your doubts, and help you grab the pulse of China tax in 2018.



  • China tax policies: Recap of 2017 and outlook of 2018
  • US tax reform: Considerations and responses from China
  • Hong Kong: Embrace new transfer pricing rules and manage risks on a worldwide basis
  • New landscape of tax treaty benefits entitlement
  • Risks and dispute resolution for corporate restructuring
  • Large enterprises’ M&A: How to gain certainty and consistency
  • Reasonable commercial purpose: Interpretation and evidence


Event details






26 March 2018


9am - 12pm

(Registration starts at 8.30am)



PwC Executive Conference Centre, 21/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong

27 March 2018


9am - 12pm

(Registration starts at 8.30am)



PwC Executive Conference Centre, 21/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong


Who should attend?

Chief Executive Officer / CFO / Tax Director / Finance and Trade Director / Business Development Director


For enquiries, please contact Janis Cheng at +[852] 2289 3835 or email