Category: Personal & Finance

Saving for your Retirement as an Irish Expat in China

Saving for retirement is key for all of us with life expectancy increasing, state pension provision shrinking and the responsibility for having enough to live out our golden years in comfort now being placed squarely on our own shoulders. The retirement savings options for Irish expatriates are naturally different than the options for Irish residents. […]

50 / 30 / 20 Budgeting Rule

Do you have trouble budgeting? Try the 50/30/20 rule! I know from speaking to my clients that budgeting is something that many people find extremely difficult. Like life, managing your finances is all about balance. After you’ve met all your bills, you have to decide how to use your disposable income. If you’re finding deciding […]

Income Tax in China Overview

Much like many other countries, individual income tax in China is derived from several income categories. Even though there have been some changes regarding the structure and consolidation of some of these categories (we discuss this briefly with the new amendments at the end of the article), today an individual is taxed in China according […]

Banking in China

When it comes to banking in China, it can be a real challenge. Repatriation When repatriating money back to Ireland outside of China you have several options. 500 USD per day through your Chinese Bank. Repatriate more than 500 USD limit, by showing proof to your Chinese Bank that you have paid tax on the […]