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Individual Income Tax Reform in China: How this will affect you

August 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

SwissCham Beijing is delighted to invite you to the

DATE / 时间
Monday 20 August 2018 – 17:30-19:00 / 2018年8月20号 (周一)- 17:30-19:00

AustCham Beijing Office / 中国澳大利亚商会北京办公室
Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,
SwissCham Beijing, together with AustCham, BenCham and French Chamber is delighted to invite you to theIndividual Income Tax Reform in China: How this will affect you at AustCham Beijing Office on 20 August 2018.
China’s Ministry of Finance is proposing significant income tax reform. Already confirmed by the State Council, the Draft Amendments for the Individual Income Tax (IIT) Laws are currently undergoing further revision before coming into effect on 1 January 2019.
Under the draft amendments, foreign companies will need to examine how the changes affect the timing of the tax levy for foreign employees, foreign labour costs, contract profitability and budgeting requirements. The flow on effects this will have on withholding and tax equalisations will also require special consideration.
This event will provide you with the tools to understand and operate under the effects of the proposed Draft Amendments for the IIT. We are glad to welcome Mr. Russell Brown, Founder and Managing Partner of LehmanBrown International Accountants to give you a lecture.
We are looking forward to meeting you there!

Only 11 seats are available for this event!

With best regards,

Your SwissCham Team

In collaboration with:


Mr. Russell Brown 博杨 – Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Mr. Russell Brown is Founder and Managing Partner of LehmanBrown International Accountants, a China-focused accounting, taxation and business advisory firm with operations in Beijing, Hong Kong and five other offices across China employing around 200 professionals.

Russell has over 28 years working experience including 20 years living in China and involved establishing and developing businesses in China. Prior to founding LehmanBrown Russell was Global CFO of one of the world’s largest public relations and communications consulting companies and prior to this their Asia Pacific Regional CFO.

He currently acts as advisor to international companies entering the China market and to Chinese companies venturing abroad, and is a founding director and Chair of the Asia Transformation and Turnaround Association. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on taxation, accounting and doing business in and with China.

Russell gained a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Bournemouth University, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the UK and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is also an Associate Global Management Accountant.

He is currently Treasurer of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in China. He was Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China and also Vice Chair of the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), until completing the maximum term allowable, and prior to this has acted as Vice Chair and Treasurer.  He is also an Honorary Member of The 48 Group Club.

Russell is actively involved in many charitable events and is Chair of Beijing’s annual British Charity Ball and St George’s Day Charity Dinner. He is also a member of Rotary Club of Beijing.

Russell was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to British Business and the British Community in China in Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2015.


  • Progressive changes versus enticing foreign talent
  • Changes on tax exempt fringe benefits rules
  • Change in what classifies as tax resident which could affect dual contract situations.
  • Worldwide tax and lack of mention of the five year rule.
  • Comments on offshore closely held companies and their use.

Note: The event follows Chatham House rules


English / 英语


17:30 – 18:00: Guests arrive and registration begins
18:00 – 18:45pm: Speech of 45 minutes (optional extra 15 minutes)
18:45 – 19:00: Q&A
19:00 – onwards: Networking and drinks

COST / 费用
– Members:  RMB 50 会员价
– Non-Members: RMB 100 非会员价

Only 11 seats are available.

Ms. Cindra WANG
+86 10 8468 3982

RSVP: Please register as soon as possible as seat is limited. 名额有限,欲报从速

Cancellation of RSVP
In case you need to cancel your attendance to the event, please write an email to
at least 24 hours prior to the event. Failure to cancel your RSVP timely will require the payment of a “no show bill” of the full amount stated in this invitation.  You can reach us as well by telephone:
+86 10 8468 3982




AustCham Beijing Office
Room 1003, Tower A, U-Town, Office Building, 1 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing



August 20, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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