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One thing you do not mention is tax equalization.
As a US citizen, you are liable for both US Federal and China Tax.
China can be 40% at your husbands level.
Worse news…every little bit of the package you described gets added on to your husbands taxable income on the US side. Which can lead to HUGE tax liability.
The norm is for your husband to pay US tax as if he was living in the US on his whole income.
(When overseas, the first USD$93,000 of income is tax exempt)
The company pays the China tax, and the additional tax due because of the increased tax liability due to the plus up of the package adders.
(Of course…the company keeps the theoretical taxes you are paying on the exempted 93 grand to offset the other costs!!!)
Please make sure you are being provided this….or you could be walking in to a financial buzz saw!