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  1. Calls intensify for more double taxation treaties

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as an international centre, we need a treaty network, double taxation advocating the right to tax in a different state and making it very clear which state is taxing what and when. Nowadays, ... Bo Leung Tax experts are urging the government to push ahead and sign more double taxation treaties. At the moment, Hong Kong has signed 21 treaties, seven of which are in force and five ...

  2. Comprehensive take on China's taxation

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... when Bert Kwok began his lecture on the 'Principles of Accounting and Taxation in the PRC' and proved to be an engaging speaker. Kwok is currently an executive partner of ChengHe CPA in Hong Kong and holder of a Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) qualification with the Association of International Accountants. Thus, he would be one of the best people ...

  3. Property price surge even shocks market

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... at international schools, relocating families are finding it hard to get settled, she says. Luxury rents rose 20 per cent last year, and Jones Lang LaSalle predicts another increase of 15 per cent ...

  4. More heat on banks harbouring US tax evaders

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... disclosures to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) involving bank accounts held in more than 60 countries. Another 3,000 individuals have made voluntary disclosures about foreign bank accounts since ... 'Under the old QI rules, certain organisations who had an international group would have to sign up in Europe but not necessarily in Asia. The new rules... [require] everyone to sign up. ...

  5. Treaty on tax good news for French

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com Good news for Hong Kong's French community: a treaty to eliminate double taxation between the two places takes effect next year. It means French residents ... to pay tax in. 'In the absence of a double taxation agreement, there's a lot of case law that will in certain situations make it possible to pay taxes in France even though you work ...

  6. Prada listing puts tax treaty with Italy on fast track

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee and Enoch Yiu Hong Kong is set to accelerate efforts to sign a double-taxation treaty with Italy, after seven years of talks. The news coincides with criticism of a planned initial public offering by Italian fashion house Prada over double taxation, although the government has not said whether this is a factor in its negotiations. Prada aims to raise up to HK$20.3 ...

  7. Investors confused by capital gains rules for selling shares

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... enforcement and collection by tax authorities- with a few exceptions. Lobbying of the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) by financial industry players ...

  8. Buyers' tax tips

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Profits from the sale of property is not taxable as it is a capital gain. But if a person is deemed to be trading in properties, gains from the sale become income and are taxable. Criteria to determine whether tax is due include frequency of transactions, ...

  9. Vanuatu woos HK, mainland firms

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'It will only take half a day for a company to register [in Vanuatu] because things can be done in this office,' said Timothy Cheung, the chief executive of Vanuatu International ... entered the OECD's 'white list' last month after agreeing to implement internationally agreed tax standards. It had been put on the 'grey list' in 2002 when it refused ...

  10. US tax authority to target offshore banks in new crackdown on evasion

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to move against 'one or more banks' in its crackdown on offshore tax evasion this summer. Steven ... a month or so'. Tax analysts such as Kurt Rademacher, a director of international tax practice for the US law firm Butler Snow, have earmarked Hong Kong as an IRS target in recent weeks. ...




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