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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Mass rally planned against controversial property market cooling measures

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:44am by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... can help parents avoid tax A lawmaker has urged the government to drop a loophole that allows property buyers to avoid higher stamp duty by buying flats in their children's name. The bill ... of this exemption as a loophole," To said. "Why does the government not eliminate this exemption, as it did [when it was included in] the bill on buyers' stamp duty?" Mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434023/mass-rally-planned-against-controversial-property-market-cooling
  2. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Controversial property stamp duty bill moves one step closer to passage

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 12:22pm by Amy Nip and Tanna Chong

    ... on effect of tax vote The second-hand property market has hit its worst level since records began, property agents said as the Legislative Council passed the second reading of a bill to formally introduce the buyer's stamp duty. The bill is expected to pass a third reading within days. A third reading would write into the statute books the 15 per cent tax on home purchases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431681/controversial-stamp-duty-bill-moves-one-step-closer-passage
  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Legco unlikely to pass lawmaker's stamp duty refund plan

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JEFFIE LAM, Yvonne Liu

    ... residents. Legco is expected to vote on both the bill to double the stamp duty and his amendment by Tuesday. But, after rounds of lobbying, the government is understood to have secured enough votes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551408/legco-unlikely-pass-lawmakers-stamp-duty-refund-plan
  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Legco gets more control over double stamp duty property-cooling measure

    Posted May 28th 2014, 02:22pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Government makes concession amid fears stamp duty bill could fail Lawmakers to get say before changes to tax Lawmakers will have a chance to block any ... February last year but a bill that will formally make it law is still going through the Legislative Council. Like most indirect taxes, it is subject to so-called negative vetting, meaning lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520311/legco-gets-more-control-over-double-stamp-duty-property-cooling
  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    No plans to ditch property speculation cooling measures, says Carrie Lam

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by Gary Cheung, Peggy Sito and Ng Kang-chung

    ... with legislators that is holding up the law. The concession would make it easier for eligible home buyers to get a refund of the punitive duty. It comes after some lawmakers considering the law in a bills ... Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Professor Chan Ka-keung is expected to spell out the changes at a meeting on Tuesday of the bills committee studying the Stamp Duty (Amendment) last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510974/government-may-offer-concession-double-stamp-duty-break-legal
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Cash-strapped mainland developers delaying commissions to property agents

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:47am by SANDY LI AND LANGI CHIANG

    ... "Small developers are not the only ones that owe us money, but also major players," Lai said. "Some subsidiaries of national property firms are struggling to pay bills as liquidity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1531446/cash-strapped-mainland-developers-delaying-commissions
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Property stamp duty concessions fail to impress lawmakers

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:37pm by FANNY FUNG, Sandy Li, Tanna Chong

    ... by a government bid to appease them with concessions on a bill to affirm last year's doubling of stamp duty, introduced to cool the property market. The concessions, leaked on Monday, were put before a meeting of a Legislative Council bills committee by Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Professor Chan Ka-keung. Exempting from duty the purchase of a parking space by permanent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511563/property-stamp-duty-concessions-fail-impress-lawmakers
  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    New battle looms on property duty rises

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... ago and the Legco Bills Committee is scrutinising the bill. The government must refund homebuyers if Legco votes it down. The Labour Party insisted yesterday on requiring prior Legco approval- a process known as positive vetting. "Otherwise it will be very difficult for us to support the bill," Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said. He said the party supported the measure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433886/new-battle-looms-property-duty-rises
  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Legco set to vote for year-old stamp duty rise

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by TANNA CHONG AND OLGA WONG

    ... legislators. At least 42 of the 70 lawmakers say they will support the government's Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill when it is put to a Legislative Council vote. But some are calling for the vote ... is a procedural injustice. The government should include the latest changes in the bill, and not destroy the legislative mechanism by simply making a verbal promise," Professional Commons lawmaker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429836/legco-set-vote-year-old-stamp-duty-rise
  10. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Changes to stamp duty adjustment system to incorporate different approaches

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 03:46am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Housing minister issues verbal commitment that the government will table a new bill in Legco if it plans any increase in property taxes Changes to stamp ... the new plan, the government would have to table a new bill for any proposed increase in stamp duty. Downward adjustments would remain on the negative-vetting system. But unlike the previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428020/changes-stamp-duty-adjustment-system-incorporate-different-approaches

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