Doing business without a legal entity

HROne provides solutions to operating a business in China without having to register a legal entity in. China.

How can you do business in China without a local company

Are you eyeing the vast opportunities in China but daunted by the complexities of establishing a local entity? HROne offers a streamlined solution for businesses seeking to navigate the Chinese market without the hassle of setting up a local company.

HROne provides a comprehensive Employer of Record (EOR) service that empowers businesses to swiftly establish a presence in China in the form of legal working employees, without the need for a local company setup.

Benefits of not setting up a company

  1. Rapid Market Entry: Expedite your entry into the Chinese market without the lengthy process of setting up a local entity.

  2. Compliance Assurance: Stay compliant with Chinese labor laws, tax regulations, and employment standards, minimizing the risk of legal complications.

  3. Cost-Efficiency: Save on the substantial costs associated with establishing and maintaining a local company, including office space, staffing, and administrative expenses.

  4. Focus on Core Operations: With HROne managing your HR and administrative tasks, you can redirect your resources and focus on core business activities, driving growth and innovation.

No Need for a Local Entity!

HROne’s EOR services offer a hassle-free solution for doing business in China. Let us handle the complexities while you capitalize on the opportunities that China has to offer.

Why HROne?

HROne has been doing EOR in China for 18 years and our average tenure is over 7 years. As a trusted provider of Employer of Record (EOR) services in China, we offer a comprehensive solution that simplifies the process of hiring and managing employees in compliance with local laws and regulations.

Local Presence and Knowledge:

With our strong presence in China, we have an in-depth understanding of the local market dynamics, cultural nuances, and business practices.

Comprehensive HR Support:

Beyond acting as your legal employer in China, we offer a wide range of HR support services, all in English.

China Payroll Portal

All of our clients have access to our in-house payroll portal for record keeping convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Payroll & mandatory benefits are included in our China Employer of Record and our PEO services.

In many countries, PEO and EOR are the same thing and can be interchanged. However in countries such as China and the USA, PEO and EOR refer to different services:

With Employer of Record (EOR), the service provider takes on the responsibility & liability of the employer since the client does not have a legal entity in the country of interest.

With Professional Employment Organization (PEO), the service provider manages hiring, employment and payroll, but does not take on the responsibility or liability of the employer since the client has a legal entity in the country of interest.

The 13th month bonus in China refers to a bonus equal to one month’s salary that is usually paid at the onset of Chinese New Year.

This 13th month bonus is not mandatory unless explicitly stated in the labor contract upon signing. A 13th month bonus depends on the company’s performance as well as the employee’s performance.

It is possible for employees to receive an even higher bonus (14th or even 15th month bonus) depending on these factors.

Employees in China are entitled to annual leave days based on their work experience.

After working for their employer for 1 year. Employees who have worked less than 10 years are entitled to 5 days paid annual leave.

Employees who have between 10 and 20 years of experience are entitled to 10 days paid annual leave.

Employees with over 20 years of experience are entitled to 15 days of paid annal leave.

Using an Employer of Record/PEO service is often regarded as the modern approach to expanding into China. As long as you do not need to invoice in China, this is a perfect solution for foreign SMEs that want to start their business here. With an employer of record, you can legally hire and manager your team in China, avoiding the time and money required to set up a company.

HROne, the Employer of Record, is legally responsible for your staff during their term of employment in China.

We can hire a local Chinese employee in as little as one day!

Your staff members can be employed and located anywhere in China. Their employment status will be recorded by the local bureau according to their location.

Not necessarily. Staff members can work remotely from home or another location. However, we offer office space rentals upon request.

Yes, our Employer of Record solution can be used to hire both local and foreign staff.

Individual income taxes In China are based on a progressive tax brackets rate:

BracketAnnual Taxable Income (RMB)Tax Rate (%)Quick Deduction
1No more than 36,00030
2Between 36,000 and 144,000102,520
3Between 144,000 and 300,0002016,920
4Between 300,000 and 420,0002531,920
5Between 420,000 and 660,0003052,920
6Between 660,000 and 960,0003585,920
7More than 960,00045181,920

Social benefits in China are divided into two categories:

  • Five mandatory social insurances – These include pension insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, work-related injury insurance, and maternity insurance.
  • Housing fund – The purpose of this is to allow employees to save money to buy a house in China.
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