Our company is an American company based in Louhu, Shenzhen.
As our company is growing, we want to do everything by the books and make sure we are following all of the laws of both China and Hong Kong.
Our business model calls for people to be able to work at night to take calls from the United States.
These days its very difficult to get work visas for foreign employees. Domestic Chinese just do not have the English skills to answer phone calls from US customers.
This leads us to two potential options.
#1 - Hire people from Hong Kong that have lived abroad
#2 - Hire foreigners from HK with HKID
I know for a fact that a Hong Kongnese person of Chinese decent can pretty easy get permission to work in China. However, I am hearing that if a Hong Kong person works in China for more than 183 days in a year then they need to pay very high Chinese taxes.
So my first question is:
#1 - Does that mean days worked in China or days lived in China? I was thinking to have my staff work 4 days per week, and give them enough days so that they are not working for us for 183 days. Would this make them exempt from the tax?
#2 - The second question is can foreigerns with HKID Permanent residence work in China without going through the same process that other foreigners would have to go through?
Last question is we are looking for people to work the graveyard shift. Either 9:30PM to 7AM Monday to Friday or 9PM to 9AM 4 days per week. The person would have to be able to speak perfect English without an accent, but does not need a college education. What salary do you believe we should be offering based on your knowledge of the market.