China announces 3-year tax exemption on interest gains for overseas investors

Updated:Nov 23,2018 10:26 AM Xinhua

China's Ministry of Finance said Thursday that the country will exempt overseas institutional investors from some bond market taxes.

For the next three years beginning Nov. 7 this year, overseas institutional investors will be exempt from paying corporate income tax and value-added tax on their interest gains derived from investment in the country's onshore bond market.

The move aims to further push forward the bond market's opening-up, the ministry said in a statement jointly issued with the State Administration of Taxation.

The tax references will not be eligible for interest incomes of institutions that overseas institutions set up in China, according to the statement.