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  1. HK to sign agreement with Thailand on double taxation

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTER Updated at 6.14pm: Hong Kong and Thailand this week will sign an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation- designed to help SAR businessmen who are planning to invest ... in Thailand,'' a government spokesman said on Tuesday. This is the first comprehensive agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (CDTA) that Hong Kong has concluded with an economy ...

  2. Hong Kong seeks double taxation treaties with key trading partners

    Posted Oct 25th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Reports by Chris Davis THE HONG KONG government is stepping up its efforts to secure double taxation treaties with its major trading partners. The move aims to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness and encourage more international investors to use the territory as a springboard for their mainland and regional investments. Without these treaties, income derived across international ...

  3. Unified taxation plan for businesses delayed

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... spoken of the urgent need to unify the tax rates, saying this year would be the right time. State Administration of Taxation director Xie Xuren has also made similar comments. Academics said vested interests were responsible for the difference of view over the issue. 'The Ministry of Finance and the taxation administration are focused on the reform of China's taxation ...

  4. Taxes to remain largely unchanged, some relief measures

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... had set up an internal committee to study introducing a possible goods and services tax (GST). 'Our next step is to conduct a public consultation on this subject. We will provide further ...

  5. Ma rejects fund flight worries over tax

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Financial Services chief defends draft exemption law changes The government does not believe local fund houses will switch to Singapore because of proposed changes to the tax exemption laws, according to Secretary for Financial Services and the ...

  6. Tax breaks too little to stem funds exodus, say experts

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Tax breaks proposed for Hong Kong's fund management industry will not be enough to stem a threatened exodus of business to Singapore, an analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has warned. PwC partner Florence Yip Kwai-fong said the governm ...

  7. HK seeks tax relief for cross-border firms

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Enoch Yiu

    ... Dennis Eng and Enoch Yiu Talks planned with mainland to end double payments Hong Kong is seeking a comprehensive double taxation treaty with the mainland that will reduce the tax burden ... counterparts on September 5 for three days of preliminary discussions aimed at expanding and updating double taxation relief measures that have been in place since 1998, Secretary for Financial ...

  8. Lured to the islands of fortune

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

    ... to automatically exchange information about customers who earn interest in one EU member state but live in another. Steve Travis, overseas manager for the Fry Group- which provides taxation, financial ...

  9. Crime prompts stringent checks

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

    ... and/or director of an offshore corporation. Checking addresses is one of the methods regularly used by the FATF, an international organisation of 31 nations, and the OECD to establish who has ...

  10. Funds sector urges wider double-taxation treaty

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The funds industry guild will lobby the government for a double-taxation treaty with other economies and a waiver of profit taxes on annuity products for pensioners, according ... a double taxation treaty for the funds industry with other economies. In addition to preventing double taxation, such treaties usually result in other forms of relief, including lower withholding ...




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