Foreign nationals dodge tax

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 December, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 December, 1994, 12:00am

GOVERNMENT departments in charge of individual income tax for foreign nationals are being urged to tighten management, following an investigation showing that some 30 per cent of the foreign nationals in the country are tax dodgers.

The investigation discovered that 9,695 of the 33,190 foreigners surveyed in 16 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, including Fujian province and Beijing and Tianjin municipalities, evaded individual income taxes worth 18.06 million yuan (about HK$16.45 million) from July to September alone.