China Tax Insights Cafe

17 October 2019, Shenzhen
28 October 2019, Shanghai
1 November 2019, Beijing
4 November 2019, Hong Kong
6 November 2019, Guangzhou

By invitation only

Since the beginning of 2019, the economic environment has been vast changing and complicated throughout the world, asserting certain pressure on the Chinese economy. In order to promote sustainable economic growth, the Chinese government has continuously optimised the business environment. On one hand, it has accelerated the implementation of tax and fee reduction policies, and on the other hand, it has continuously strengthened its laws and systems. In this context, how should enterprises position themselves in current and long-term perspectives? To this end, PwC invites you to join China Tax Insights Cafe, and discuss with us how to keep up with the pace and calmly deal with it.

Respond to changes - Managing of tax controversies or disputes

The tax environment in China is complex and challenging. Frequent regulatory changes, inconsistent local interpretation and practices have led to inevitable uncertainties for taxpayers. With the escalating US-China economic and trade friction and the enhancement of law enforcement brought by the informatisation in tax collection and administration, taxpayers are exposed to unprecedented tax risks and challenges.

Chinese government is striving to offer a better environment for doing business, optimising the tax collection and administration procedures and improve services offered to taxpayers over recent years.  A number of policies were introduced to benefit enterprises from tax and fee reduction and to promote corporate restructuring with reasonable commercial purposes. However, corporate restructuring still beset with difficulties in practice as local tax authorities tend to be prudent in the implementation of new policies. We also notice with the strengthening of legal framework, more and more taxpayers turn to legal means and professional channels to safeguard their legitimate interests for tax controversies or disputes, especially in certain tax audit cases.

PwC professionals will share with you the cooperation with tax authorities in optimising the environment in doing business as well as certain cornerstone tax controversy cases, including a successful case on a China tax resident certificate application for overseas companies involved in intra-group restructuring and a successful tax appeal case, aiming to help enterprises develop effective tax strategies to prevent or manage controversies or disputes, reduce risks and ensure legitimate tax rights.

Embrace the Future – New era of technology for tax management

Revolutionary technologies bring both challenge and opportunity for tax administration.  The pace of digitalisation and utilisation of high technology by tax authorities in various countries is very rapid and radical. Meanwhile, enterprises already have the IT foundation and maturity to support tax informatisation. Leading to tax risk arising from difference in information between tax authorities and enterprises in various countries in this era.  Which is the key external and internal driving force of tax informatisation adopted by enterprises to reduce the information gap between enterprise and government/tax authorities.

Our PwC tax professionals will discuss with you in this Tax Cafe on how to leverage the development of the tax technology and how the tax function can further work on the business flow to achieve effective data sharing and tax management, in order to improve operational experience, workflow optimisation through innovation. 


  • Reason for digitalisation of corporate tax management and problem to be solved by tax digitalisation
  • Common difficulties in the process of corporate tax digitalisation
  • Discussion of the centralised tax management platform
  • Use of emerging technologies for tax management
  • Case sharing

Stand at the forefront of Openness - Lingang, Greater Bay Area updates

In Beijing and Shanghai, we will bring you the latest policies and trends in the Lingang New Area of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone to help you seize the new opportunities of reform.

In Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, we will bring you our observation and understanding of the latest tax policies in Greater Bay Area, and assist companies to plan for future talent deployment, taxation, remuneration and adaptability to business operations.


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17 October 2019 
Time: 2pm - 5pm
(Registration starts at 1.30pm)



34/F Tower A
Kingkey 100, 5016 Shennan East Road
Luohu District, Shenzhen

Kathy Zou
Tel: +[86] (755) 8261 8916


28 October 2019 
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
(Registration starts at 9am)

2pm - 5pm
(Registration starts at 1.30pm)

Putonghua 11/F., PricewaterhouseCoopers Center, 2 Corporate Avenue, 202 Hu Bin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021

Penny Zheng
Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 1189


1 November 2019
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
(Registration starts at 9am)

2pm - 5pm
(Registration starts at 1.30pm)


26/F Office Tower A, Beijing Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Cici S Huang
Tel: +[86] (10) 6533 3633

Hong Kong 4 November 2019 
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
(Registration starts at 9am)
Putonghua PwC Executive Conference Centre, 21/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong Janis Cheng
Tel: +[852] 2289 3835
Guangzhou 6 November 2019
Time: 2pm - 5pm
(Registration starts at 1.30pm)
Putonghua 18/F PwC Centre, No. 10 Zhujiang Xi Road,Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou

Kitmei Gao
Tel: +[86] (20) 3819 2610


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