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  1. British tax case ruling unlikely to affect vast majority of expatriates

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... number of your British expatriate readership unnecessarily. For example, Bilton suggests that if you are a British national living in Hong Kong, but have maintained connections in Britain (for ... cent British tax on the basis that they can argue that you are a British resident. This is not the case for almost all British expatriates. If a British expatriate leaves Britain to work ...

  2. Rule changes are taxing issue for expatriates

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... and the United States that are expected to affect expatriates in Hong Kong, and others with family trusts. In the US, the biggest single change affecting many holders of offshore trusts ... they should consider whether the person is a US expatriate affected by this new rule and, if so, they may be forced to withhold tax due in the US. In Britain, the government has changed the tax rule ...

  3. Tax rise may lead to fewer US expatriates

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on US citizens working overseas. Under the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005, which US President George W. Bush is expected to ratify in the next few days, expatriate ... for inflation. However, as companies usually pay US income taxes for their expatriate American staff, the increased cost of business may force employers to look elsewhere for talent or to restructure ...

  4. Trust funds can help expatriates minimise their taxes the legal way

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... that might affect their financial futures. For British residents this often means overlooking the issue of inheritance tax. Mr Sherman said many British expatriates failed to realise that they remained subject to Inheritance Tax (IHT) even if they left Britain a long time ago. Liability to IHT often comes as a nasty surprise to the family of a deceased expatriate. The rate of IHT is 40 ...

  5. Social security tax on expats may boost local hires

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Foreign companies operating on the mainland are set to hire more locals and reduce the number of expatriates employees after mainland cities start collecting social security ... This would lead foreign companies to consider hiring more locals on a cheaper pay package and less expatriates who are usually on a higher salary,' said Becky Lai Song-xi, China tax partner ...

  6. Executives from the mainland are now first choice

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as they expand their mainland businesses. This is different from the 1990s when multi-nationals tended to send expatriates or hire Hong Kong people to head their offices in the mainland.' The high ... million) and 3 million yuan. In comparison, a Hong Kong executive would be offered about HK$1 million for the same job, the same as an expatriate, Ho said. 'There is almost no gap between ...

  7. Expat Indian millionaires are in the spotlight

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Expatriate Indians are becoming increasingly important as private banking customers. The Asia-Pacific Wealth Report, published by consultancy Capgemini and the private banking ... the services of multiple wealth management firms, based on what they perceived to be each individual company's strengths and weaknesses. It was not usual for expatriate Indians to deal with more ...

  8. Long, sophisticated road to filing

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... status. 'Over the past two years the mainland tax authorities have shown an increasing trend in tightening up IIT enforcement for high earners, including expatriates. As part of an attempt ... yuan to 45 per cent on monthly salaries exceeding 100,000 yuan. The monthly allowance before tax is calculated and is fixed at 4,800 yuan for an expatriate employee. Allowances ...

  9. Expats find it easy to blend in, survey finds

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Expatriates in Hong Kong find it easy to make local friends and blend into community groups, a study has found. The city ranks seventh for integration in the latest HSBC Bank ... easy it is to learn the local language, Hong Kong came eighth, with 20 per cent having picked up Cantonese. The survey also looked at whether expatriates had bought property in their host ...

  10. New tax could hit owners of UK homes

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rules, announced in the March budget, will hit those who have established companies to buy residential property worth more than GBP2 million (HK$24.2 million). Any Asian or expatriate in Asia who ... at Withers Hong Kong, said. 'This policy will have a profound effect on tax planning, whether you are a Hong Kong couple with a property in London or an expatriate with a reasonable British ...




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