Employing in China

China, the world's second-largest economy, offers vast opportunities but presents unique regulatory challenges that can be daunting for foreign businesses. From navigating complex labor laws to managing payroll within the framework of Chinese regulations, TopSource Worldwide’s Employer of Record services in China ensure your business operations are efficient and fully compliant, helping you tap into China’s dynamic market without the need to establish a local entity.

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Our Expertise

Managing a global workforce in China

Leveraging years of local experience and understanding, TopSource Worldwide mitigates the challenges of the Chinese employment landscape, offering seamless integration into this vast market.

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Extensive expertise

Our team of experienced, knowledgeable staff collectively provide up-to-date employment information across 180 countries, so you can always get accurate advice.

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Entity-free employment

Feel free to hire employees from all over the world without being weighed down by setting up entities, running complex payroll or recruiting a hiring team.

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Payroll without hassle

Have the confidence that your staff will always be paid accurately and on time, so that you can focus on your core business activities and work towards your success. 

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Always-on support

Access helpful, relevant, personalised advice whenever you need it, along with expert-led recruitment policies and tried-and-tested HR best practices.

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Global Employee Cost Calculator

Estimate the cost of your new hire with our calculator. Simply enter their location and salary information in to this handy tool to see what will be spent in employment costs each month.

Employment Cost Calculator

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China - Shanghai

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Base Salary (per month)£3,051.52CN¥28,000.00
Local employer's costs£0.00CN¥0.00
Total Cost (Annual)£36,618.26CN¥336,000.00
Hiring in China - Shanghai

Please note - the above costs are an estimate, and the actual amount may differ based on a number of variables.

In China, the employer contributions vary quite significantly by region - this estimate is for Shanghai. Changes to contribution bases tend to happen frequently (such as each quarter), so these estimates can quickly become outdated.

Additional setup and management fees may apply.

TESTIMONIALS

Hear from our clients about our EOR solutions in China

"With TopSource we were able to have employees hired or maintained in Nutreco without having to establish an entity in these countries for only 1-2 employees. I think most countries are covered by TopSource, so they can help us with almost all cases. Good advice on conditions and direct contact with employees. Invoicing done directly to the company. An easy process compared to hiring employees by ourselves."

Annette van Duijnhoven
Nutreco

”We searched the market for a local payroll vendor in 2014 and we chose TopSource as our partner. We were looking for error-free and timely payroll processing and TopSource Worldwide delivers this, saving us time and money. We have worked together for 8 years now and would recommend them to anyone."

Praveen Lihinar
Sungard

”TopSource Worldwide has a detailed and methodical onboarding process that made it easy for us to get set up and running with our UK employees. They were able to take the worry out of trying to comply with all local laws and regulations. Because they have this knowledge we do not have to research on our own and hope we are in compliance. This has saved us hours of time and gives both the company and employees a sense of security."

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Client based in Ft Worth, Texas, USA
GLOBAL EXPANSION STRATEGY

Personalised Employer of Record services in China

TopSource Worldwide offers personalised Employer of Record (EOR) services tailored to meet the specific needs of your business in China. This includes handling employee onboarding, payroll processing, tax compliance, employee benefits management, and HR support. Our EOR services ensure that your business meets all legal and regulatory requirements, providing a hassle-free solution to manage your China-based employees.

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End-to-end China payroll services

Looking to expand into China? Our unparalleled expertise in global payroll services ensures that your business can seamlessly navigate the complexities of payroll on a global scale, supporting your China expansion initiatives.

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Global entity management

Venturing into the Chinese market can be both exciting and challenging. With distinct business regulations, cultural nuances, and economic landscapes, it's essential to have a clear roadmap for your business establishment journey.

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Accounting

Whether your goal is to process your purchase-to-pay transactions with minimum errors or manage your expense claim procedure, our team of experts can handle your accounting responsibilities, allowing you to focus on your core business and save time and money.

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Global EOR services

Managing a diverse global workforce can be complex. This is where TopSource steps in as an invaluable employer of record services partner for companies seeking to expand their global reach while ensuring compliance with local employment laws and regulations.

Global Expansion Simplified

How to do business in China

Entering the Chinese market presents a mix of excitement and challenges. Given unique business regulations, cultural intricacies, and economic dynamics, a well-defined roadmap is crucial for a successful business establishment.

TopSource Worldwide is with you at every stage. Whether it's navigating local regulations or facilitating seamless operational transitions, our expertise ensures a swift and efficient process for establishing your business in China.

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China Insights

Key insights into China's landscape

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VAT rates: China’s standard VAT rate is 13%, with varying rates for different types of goods and services.

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Ease of Doing Business rank: China ranks 31st in the Ease of Doing Business, showing significant improvements in business regulations and practices.

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Consumer Confidence Index: Consumer confidence in China fluctuates with economic cycles, reflecting broader global economic conditions and domestic policy changes.

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Employee maternity/paternity leave: Maternity leave in China is typically 98 to 128 days, depending on the region, with recent increases in paternity leave in certain provinces.

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Employee termination period: Termination in China must be justified with proper documentation and is subject to strict regulatory scrutiny, typically requiring 30 days' notice.

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Employee salary pay date: Salary payment practices in China generally mandate monthly payments, with specific dates set by company policy.

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Bank holidays: China recognizes 11 public holidays, including extended breaks for the Spring Festival and the National Day Golden Week, which significantly impact business operations.

Employ and pay anywhere

Specialising in multi-country payroll solutions

TopSource Worldwide offers comprehensive payroll outsourcing services, ensuring seamless and accurate management of your organisation's payroll functions. With cutting-edge technology and a team of experienced professionals, we handle payroll processing, tax compliance, and regulatory requirements with precision.

Calculate Your Employer of Record Taxes in Seconds

Employment Cost Calculator in China

Our Employment Cost Calculator simplifies complex tax calculations for global businesses. Accurately assess tax obligations, ensuring compliance with local regulations. Streamline payroll management effortlessly with our user-friendly tool, providing transparency and efficiency in international workforce taxation.

In addition to calculating your EOR taxes, our calculator can also help you:

  • Understand the different types of EOR taxes
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest changes to EOR tax regulations
  • Avoid penalties for non-compliance
Our author

Mark Robbins

Global Sales Director

Mark is the Sales Director at Topsource Worldwide. He has been a pioneering figure in the global expansion space since 2013. He is the first salesperson to sell EOR services in Europe, a feat he accomplished in 2013. 

Published 2023-11-14 00:00:00

Updated 2023-11-15 00:00:00

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Employer of Record FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Chinese employment solutions

What is an Employer of Record in China?

An Employer of Record (EOR) is a professional services provider that assumes the responsibility of being the legal employer for a company's workforce in China. This entails managing tasks such as payroll processing, tax withholding, benefits administration, and ensuring compliance with local labour laws and regulations.

How do global employment services work?

Global employment services operate as a comprehensive solution for businesses seeking to expand their workforce across borders. These services, often provided by Employer of Record (EOR) companies like TopSource Worldwide, streamline the complexities of international employment.

What are the benefits of working with an Employer of Record in China?

Employer of Record companies assume the legal responsibilities associated with employment, alleviating the burden of compliance, payroll, and HR management in China. This allows companies to expand globally without the complexities of establishing legal entities in each location.

What is the difference between EOR & PEO?

An EOR acts as the legal employer, handling tasks like payroll, tax compliance, and benefits administration. This allows companies to expand internationally without establishing legal entities. On the other hand, a PEO shares employer responsibilities with the client company, often co-employing workers.

How are employer payroll taxes calculated in [COUNTRY]?

Calculating employer payroll taxes involves understanding the various taxes associated with employing workers and complying with tax regulations in [COUNTRY]. Key components include federal and state income taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes.

What global employment solutions does TopSource offer?

TopSource Worldwide facilitates hassle-free global expansion by acting as the legal employer, handling payroll, tax obligations, and HR responsibilities. With expertise in global entity management, TopSource assists businesses in navigating the intricacies of legal structures across borders.

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