source：西部网 editor：zhang wenni
source: ministry of finance of the people's republic of china
in order to further reduce the burden of taxpayers, the announcement of the individual income tax policy on allowances and subsidies for expatriate individuals is hereby released:
i. the expatriate individuals who are residents in china may opt to claim the additional itemized individual income tax deductions or enjoy the existing preferential policies of tax exemption for allowances related to housing subsidies, language training fees, and children's education fees in accordance with the circular of the ministry of finance and the state administration of taxation on some policy issues on personal income tax (cai shui zi  no.20), the circular of the ministry of finance and the state administration of taxation on the implementation of individual income tax exemption for foreign individuals with relevant subsidies (guo shui fa  no.54) and the circular of the ministry of finance and the state administration of taxation on the exemption of individual income tax for foreign individuals obtaining housing subsidies in hong kong and macao sar (cai shui  no. 29). once an option is made, it may not be changed within a tax year.
ii. this announcement is enforced until december 31, 2027.
this announcement is made by the ministry of finance and state administration of taxation.
date: august 18, 2023