The Study on the Personal Income Tax of the Policyholder Dividends and Its Impact on Chinese Insurance Industry


The policyholder dividend of participating insurance is essentially different from the usual equity and bond profit. There are disputes on taxing methods in theory and practice, and different countries adopt different taxing methods. This paper designs a basic framework of the personal income tax system on participating insurance policy. This policy is based on the reality that the participating insurance accounts for a higher proportion in the Chinese insurance market, which is conducive to increase the demand for insurance and the tax sources. The author believes that levying taxes is allowed, but there is no basis to tax on the total policyholder dividends, while tax on the part of policyholder dividends is reasonable. Finally, this paper analyzes the impact on the demand of life insurance industry and the total tax revenue to levy personal income tax on policyholder dividends. The author concludes that the taxing method designed in this paper is better than the taxing method levying tax on the total policyholder dividends.

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W. Yan, "The Study on the Personal Income Tax of the Policyholder Dividends and Its Impact on Chinese Insurance Industry," iBusiness, Vol. 5 No. 1B, 2013, pp. 58-63. doi: 10.4236/ib.2013.51B013.

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