Ningbo Software and Services Park

Along with unceasing development of economic globalization and extensive application of IT technology, trade in service becomes more and more frequently,Ningbo Software and Service Outsourcing Industry Park (NBSP) emerges as the times requires. Established in 2007, NBSP has experienced a three-year development, is starting to take shape and lays a solid foundation for the future large-scale development. In 2009, the quantity of enterprise has reached 300 and output value has achieved 2.065 billion yuan. Up to the end of 2010, NBSP has owned 300 enterprises and reached 3.71 billion yuan. There are 51 enterprises with income over 10 million yuan, among those, 19 with income between 10 million and 20 million, 26 with income between 20 million and 100 million, 6 with income over 100 million.

NBSP comes out in front in the quantity of enterprise and employee, as well as output value that further consolidates its core status in Ningbo. It is identified as Ningbo Service Outsourcing Industry Demonstration Zone, Zhejiang International Service Outsourcing Demonstration Zone and one of the first city-level Modern Service Industry Base.

In order to accelerate the development of information industry and promote the agglomeration of smart industry, NBSP will newly build Software Research and Promotion Industrial Base of Ningbo Smart City, with floor area of 440,000 square meters and building area of 800,000 square meters, meanwhile, it plans to build its second phase with floor area of 14,000 square meters and building area of 52,000 square meters.

By the end of 2015, our industry carrier will form " 1(integrated park-R&D base) + N( software park、logistics park, innovation park and so on –industry base)", agglomerate over 600 software and information service outsourcing enterprises, with over 30 billion yuan, strive to become national level software and service outsourcing industry demonstration base.

Tax Policy

1. Enterprise Income Tax: The newly-proved software enterprises can enjoy a favorable taxation policy that means the enterprises income tax can get the first two years free charged and the next three years half charged. To the key software enterprises in the state-planning layout, which don't enjoy the tax exemption treatment in the same year, the enterprises income tax will be levied at a reduced tax rate of 10%.

2. Value-Added Tax: The taxpayer who owns self-developed and sold software products can be levied at the VAT rate of 17%. After that, the tax over 3% of actual VAT can be levied and then sent back. The rebated tax should be used to R&D and expanded reproduction, and it should not be enterprise income, not be levied income tax.

Settling Policy

1. Settling Reward: The software and service outsourcing enterprises with an actual investment of 10 million yuan or above can enjoy one-time settling reward by 6% of actual investment, and the supporting funds will be carried out according to Yongzhengfa [2007] 36 files.

2. Office Lease Subsidies: The newly leased software enterprises will be given subsidies by 30% of housing rent lasting for three years. Those key software and service outsourcing enterprises, whose actual investment reaches 3 million yuan or above, or within one year, the output value achieves 10 million yuan or above, and also lease office in the park, can enjoy the leasing favorable policy.

Talent Policy

1. "IT Talent Posthouse" Reward: The government encourages every county and district to launch the construction of IT Talent Posthouse. The government offers certain accommodation and living subsidies to the qualified IT talents find a job in Ningbo. IT talent only can be computer or relevant majors graduated from abroad universities, 211 project universities and 36 demonstrative software institutes. Each qualified IT talent will be offered at most 500 yuan each month in half a year. The allowance shall be borne by financial department through transfer payments, for use in the IT Posthouse, and the total allowance should less than one million yuan in one year.

2. Senior IT Talent Income Tax Subsidy: The qualified senior software talents who are employed by key software and service outsourcing enterprises for at least one year and with annual income 60,000 yuan or above, can get maximum subsidy of 200,000 yuan. Those have worked for at least one year with annual income 120,000 yuan or above, can also receive certain government subsidy. These Subsidies should be handled by enterprises.

3. Subsidies for Introducing and Training Talents: The software and service outsourcing enterprises who employ graduates or postgraduates from abroad universities approved by the Ministry of Education, 211 project universities and 37 demonstrative software institutes for required years, can receive certain subsidies.

Enterprise Development Policy

1. Comprehensive Quality Enhance Reward: To the newly qualified key software enterprises, also to the enterprises who have qualifications of national computer information system and project supervision and other related ones, the Zone will support the equal amount reward to municipal quota allowance. To those service outsourcing enterprises that pass CMMI/CMM, PCMM, ISO27001/BS7799, IS020000, and SAS70, the Zone will also support the equal amount reward to municipal quota allowance.

2. Income Reward: The Zone will reward differentially the embedded and non-embedded enterprises, information system and IT supervision enterprises, if their annual income reaches a certain amount.

3. Software Export and International Service Outsourcing Reward: To the enterprises (non-embedded), whose annual software export and service outsourcing income can reach 500,000 dollars, the Zone will reward 0.20 yuan per dollar according to the export income, no more than 500,000 yuan.

4. Prize for Outstanding Contributor: If the enterprises which pay annual taxes (including value-added tax, busines tax, enterprises income tax) reach 100,000 yuan, 500,000 yuan and 1000,000 yuan in 3 years, they can get reward separately 50%, 60%, 70% of the local profit from VAT, business tax and enterprises income tax.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Supporting Policy

1. The base offers free or favorable IDC service for qualified industry websites settled in the incubation platform. It is 2 years of incubation cycle in principle. Total subsidy for single website can annually reach as high as 200,000 yuan.

2. To the enterprises, which develop comics and cartoon of copyright, and the works is broadcast on CCTV, ZTV and NBTV for the first time, the Zone will provide allowance of 2000 yuan, 1000 yuan and 500 yuan per minute in one time, not exceed 2000,000 yuan, 1000,000 yuan and 500,000 yuan per enterprise. But if the works is broadcast on many TV programs in one time, the Zone will provide allowance according to highest but no repeat principle.

3. To the software products which have newly got the software copyrights and software products registration certificates, and the special projects of the national, provincial, and city level in the development of software industry, the Zone will provide a certain allowance.

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