Circular on the Preferential Corporate Income Tax Policy of the Hainan Free Trade Port: Cai Shui  No. 31
The Department of Finance of Hainan Province and the Hainan Provincial Tax Service of State Taxation Administration, to support the development of Hainan Free Trade Port, relevant preferential corporate income tax policy is hereby notified as follows:
I. The corporate income tax on enterprises in encouraged industries which are registered and conduct practical operations in Hainan Free Trade Port shall be levied at a reduced tax rate of 15%.
For the purpose of this article, "enterprise in an encouraged industry" means an enterprise whose main business is within the scope of industry projects set out in the Catalogue of Encouraged Industries in Hainan Free Trade Port and whose income from its main business accounts for 60% or above of its gross income.
"Practical operation" means that the actual management institution of the enterprise is located in Hainan Free Trade Port, and conducts substantial and all-round management and control with respect to the production, operations, personnel, accounting, and property, among others, of the enterprise.
An enterprise failing to meet the requirements for conducting practical operations may not enjoy preferences.
The Catalogue of Encouraged Industries in Hainan Free Trade Port consists of the Catalogue for Guiding Industry Restructuring (2019 Edition), the Catalogue of Encouraged Industries for Foreign Investments (2019 Edition), and the Catalogue of Newly Added Encouraged Industries in Hainan Free Trade Port.
Should any of the mentioned catalogues be revised within the period of implementation of the circular, the new version shall prevail as of the date of implementation of the revised version.
For qualified enterprises with their headquarters based in Hainan Free Trade Port, the 15% tax rate is applicable only to the income of their headquarters and branches in Hainan Free Trade Port; for enterprises whose headquarters are outside of Hainan Free Trade Port, the 15% tax rate is applicable only to the income of the qualified branches set up in Hainan Free Trade Port.
Specific collection and management measures shall be implemented in accordance with the relevant regulations of the State Taxation
II. For tourism, modern services, and high-tech industries, enterprises established in
Hainan Free Trade Port are entitled to corporate tax exemption for income from new overseas direct investment.
For the purpose of this article, income from new overseas direct investment shall meet the following conditions:
(I) The operational revenue from newly established overseas branches, or dividend income corresponding to new direct investment from overseas subsidiaries with a 20% plus (inclusive) equity held by the parent company.
(II) The legal tax rate for corporate income tax in the destination country (region) shall not be less than 5%. The terms "tourism," "modern services," and "high-tech industries" mentioned in this article shall be subject to the Catalogue of Encouraged Industries in Hainan Free Trade Port.
III. For enterprises established in Hainan Free Trade Port, if the unit value of newly purchased (including self-built and self-developed) fixed assets or intangible assets does not exceed 5 million yuan (inclusive), it is allowed to be included in the current cost and fully deducted at one time when calculating the taxable income, with no necessity to be depreciated and amortized at an annual term; if the unit value of newly purchased (including self-built and self-developed) fixed assets or intangible assets exceeds 5 million yuan, the depreciation and amortization period could be shortened or the accelerated depreciation or amortization approach could be adopted.
The term "fixed assets" as mentioned in this article refers to fixed assets other than houses and buildings.
IV. The circular shall be implemented from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024.
Ministry of Finance
State Taxation Administration
June 23, 2020
Translated by the Foreign Affairs Office of Haikou Municipal Government
Circular on the Preferential Corporate Income Tax Policy of The Hainan Free Trade Port
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