Deadlines for citizens of the United Kingdom, United
States and Canada to file taxes are all in April. The
following are some tips for expatriates of those countries
living in Beijing on how, where, and when to file their
The British Embassy does not provide forms or consultation
for its citizens living in Beijing. Forms and queries
can be downloaded from the United Kingdom Inland Revenue
Department's website at: www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk.
Be sure to send all materials by or on April 5.
American citizens and residents must file even if they
did not earn any income in the United States last year.
Criteria and regulations resulting from a U.S.ÐChina
tax treaty determine whether you have to pay taxes.
For more information and to download computerized tax
forms go to the IRS website at: www.irs.gov/forms_pubs.
You can pick up federal tax forms at the embassy. There
are no state forms available nor are there any IRS representatives
available for consulting. The post date is no later
than April 15.
A limited selection of forms and guides for non-residents
are available at the consular section of the Canadian
Embassy. Forms can also be downloaded from the Canada
Customs and Revenue Agency's website at
Tax returns should be filed on or before April 30.