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  1. Tax will hurt property market, says top agent

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of the purchasing price is a lot.' He also said a 5 per cent tax on agents' commission would affect their income. 'Although it is the consumers that are paying the GST, the agents ... Chloe Lai and Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong's top property agent believes imposing a goods and services tax on commercial properties and agents' commission would hurt the property ...

  2. REIT question to ask is a taxing issue

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... rental income as dividends to the unit holders. Hey presto, where a term deposit with a bank now pays less than one-tenth of 1 per cent interest, the REIT unit holder can get 6 per cent. ... yourself what to do with this income, you decide to re-invest some of it, you are doing exactly what the property company does with its profits, which is why dividend yield is only 4 per cent. You ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... Keira Huang and George Chen Illegal methods employed to move low-interest tax loans to the mainland to take advantage of wealth management products' higher rates HK tax loans paying ... they have to do it illegally. Chinese citizens are legally allowed to transfer up to US$50,000 per year into the mainland. Violators face fines or criminal prosecution. The annual tax season in Hong ...

  4. List could end property curbs

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Chongqing. The central government also plans to finalise plans to roll out new property taxes in other cities after evaluating the impact of pilot programmes in Chongqing and Shanghai, with the aim ... across the board for all cities for all property types within a year would simply be too drastic. In a lot of tier-two cities, the house-price-to-income ratio is at [a reasonable] six times. ...

  5. SHKP penthouse breaks record

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the property tax. 'It will help balance regional governments' income source. Then, they can focus on building infrastructure and low-cost housing for the poor,' he said. The central ... the mainland's top planning agency, for the government to expand a pilot property tax based on sale prices to other cities to speed up financial and tax reform. Shanghai and Chongqing introduced the tax ...

  6. Magazines - Money

    Bargains in Emerald Isle

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... multimedia,' says Savills. Tax regime Non-residents are taxed on income arising from Irish sources only. They are considered resident for tax if they spend at least 183 days there, or if their main residence is in Ireland. They must file a tax return detailing worldwide income in their tax resident home country. Where a double tax deal exists between Ireland and the home country, which ...

  7. Higher rents boost Link Reit half-yearly income

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Shares in The Link Real Estate Investment Trust yesterday jumped to a 52-week high after it announced half-yearly net property income to September 30 jumped more than 15 per cent on the back of high rents. The Link Reit, which owns more than 180 shopping centres and car parks formerly owned by the Housing Authority, said its total distributable income ...

  8. Sunlight REIT posts 41.8pc rise in income

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it to third parties. Henderson Sunlight Asset Management, the manager of Sunlight Reit, announced a 41.8 per cent increase in the reit's distributable income for the year to June to HK$264.5 ... a 10.1 per cent increase in net property income to HK$407.4 million. It will make a final distribution of 9.1 HK cents per unit, taking the payout for the year to 17.6 HK cents per unit. ...

  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    You may save on college housing by buying your child a flat

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... need to look at the after-tax costs of ownership for your income bracket and project them over four years. Reuters ... includes US$393 for principal and interest on the mortgage; US$159 for taxes and US$59 for homeowner's insurance. Including the monthly condo fee of US$281, you'd be paying US$10,692 ...

  10. Beijing might as well tell night to be day with moves to cool property

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and smaller housing units for low-income families. Luxury developments are like luxury cars. They are where the big profit margins are made. Toyota did not make itself the biggest car producer in the world on the basis of luxury cars, however, and big property developers likewise make themselves big on the mass market, not the luxury one. If Beijing wants to emphasise low-income housing, ...




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