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One of the key recent developments of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) has been the introduction of the Individual Income Tax (IIT) subsidy, which enables qualifying individuals to pay a similar rate of personal tax as they do in Hong Kong. However, applicants for the IIT subsidy must stay up-to-date on the requirements and strictly follow the guidelines, or risk missing out the benefits.

Another policy to encourage Hong Kong people to enter the GBA market is the GBA Youth Employment Scheme, announced in the 2020 Policy Address. Under this scheme, enterprises can receive subsidies to recruit Hong Kong graduates to work in the Mainland GBA cities.

To help members stay informed about the tax-related policies in the GBA, and similar incentives in other parts of China, the Chamber has invited a panel of tax experts to share with members their insights on the following:

- Why working in GBA Mainland Cities can be a promising opportunity for Hong Kong graduates across different disciplines for long term career development
- Overview of the economic prospects of GBA Mainland cities and their respective industry specializations
- Experience sharing on claiming the IIT in the GBA, and observations of the typical pitfalls
- Common patterns for talent movement across the Mainland-Hong Kong border, which tend to vary across industries and seniority of talent, and the related individual tax implications
- Overview of other China IIT incentives policies to encourage an influx of talent

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Rebecca Lai

Partner, Global Employer Services, Deloitte China

Rebecca is a partner of the Global Employer Services team based in Hong Kong supporting growth in the Southern China markets.  Before returning to Hong Kong in 2020, Rebecca worked in Beijing and Shanghai for 18 years. She focuses on complex global expatriate tax, and inbound and outbound mobility programmes across various scales and industries.  Additional focuses include China employment tax initiatives, tax effective compensation and benefit structuring, equity incentive plan design and implementation, cross-border taxation, and advising high net-worth individuals.

Kenneth Peh

Director, Global Employer Services, Deloitte China

Kenneth is a Director of Deloitte's Global Employer Services team in Hong Kong. He specialises in employment related matters, including Hong Kong / PRC tax compliance and advisory, tax planning strategies, reward and compensation design, and equity compensation. Kenneth also has extensive experience in assisting local and multinational companies on the design and management of their expatriate programmes from the tax compliance, tax planning and policy design perspectives. Kenneth is experienced in handling tax audits and negotiating with tax authorities.

Kelvin Ku

Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte China

Kelvin is a Manager of Deloitte's Global Employer Services team in Hong Kong with experience in global mobility and personal income tax. Specializing in Hong Kong and U.S. individual income tax, Kelvin has extensive experience in mobility programmes and policies including tax equalization and assignment programmes. Kelvin’s clients include multinational financial institutions, private equity funds, manufacturing companies, and high-net-worth individuals.

Language English
Date and Time 2021/02/05 11:00 to 12:15
Venue Online via ZOOM
Media Closed to media
Enquiries West Lam
Tel: 2823 1265
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
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This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
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