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Quarterly Income Tax Filing by Non-resident Enterprises (on An Actual Basis)
From: Shenzhen Tax Service, State Administration of Taxation
Updated: 2018-11-24


Non-resident enterprises with an establishment or place in China which have properly prepared accounting books and adequate financial recording and manage to accurately calculate their income and costs shall file and prepay corporate income tax to tax authorities within 15 days of the end of each quarter.

[Materials Required]


Materials Name




Quarterly Income Tax Return for Non-resident Enterprises in the People's Republic of China (on An Actual Basis)


Materials Conditionally Required

Where a non-resident enterprise carries on construction projects or provides services in China

Construction project (service) closing (settlement) report or other explanatory materials


Written reports regarding foreign personnel participating in construction projects or services, including their name, nationality, dates of entry and exit, duration/location/duties of work in China, remuneration, method of payment, and relevant fees and expenses.


Financial reports or financial position statements


Materials related to tax treaty benefits


Applicable to enterprises which own tax treaty benefits as not having a permanent establishment under relevant tax treaties or enjoy tax exemption with respect to international transportation under relevant tax treaties or other similar conventions

[Filing Method]

1.Taxpayer Service Halls

Applicable to all halls in Shenzhen: Yes (√) No ( )

2. Taxpayer Self-service Machines: Yes (√) No ( )

3.Online Services

E-tax bureau: Yes (√) No ( )

Mobile terminal (tax bureau): Yes ( ) No (√)

WeChat (tax bureau): Yes ( ) No (√)

[Time Limit]

1.For Taxpayers

Enterprises shall submit to the tax authorities corporate income tax returns and prepay tax within 15 days of the end of the month or each quarter.

2.For Tax Authorities

Instantly after acceptance of materials that are complete, compliant with the legal form, and fully filled out.


Results will be given by the tax authorities.

[Notice to Taxpayers]

1.Taxpayers are responsible for the authenticity and legality of the materials they submit.

2.Taxpayers only need to visit tax authorities once if the materials are complete and the statutory conditions for acceptance are satisfied.

3.A non-resident enterprise which carries on a construction project or provides services in China shall report its basic information (see the matter of "Reporting of Basic Information of Enterprises and Other Organizations") to the tax authority at the place of the relevant project within 30 days of signature of the project contract or agreement.

4. Addresses of taxpayer service halls and the website of e-tax bureau are available on the web portals of tax authorities or by dialing the(86-755)12366 tax service hotline.


Free of charge.

(Note: The text above is a translation of the Chinese version for reference only. In case of any discrepancy between the two versions, the original published Chinese version shall prevail.)