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  1. Double taxation deal 'so close', yet so far

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... General to Hong Kong, L.D. Ralte, smiles wryly as he admits the time is up on meeting a target he set when he took up office here three years ago. 'We're so close to the double taxation ... agreements with a sovereign state, but this was changed to economic entities.' The double taxation agreement will allow Indian and Hong Kong businesses to be exempt from paying tax twice ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. International tax proposals must safeguard privacy and integrity

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Much has been written about the G20 attacks on tax havens and the Hong Kong government's recent announcement that it will adopt 'international standards'' of tax ... to international pressure in agreeing to provide greater tax information to high-tax countries, but we must be vigilant in putting in place meaningful safeguards for privacy rights and territorial ...

  5. Businesses face taxing issues

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... IIT returns. Under revised taxation policy, companies are required to pay tax for their representative offices on the mainland. 'Representative offices opened by Hong Kong companies have tax liabilities, even though they might have been established solely for liaison purposes. Under the Double Taxation Treaty between Hong Kong and the mainland, companies may apply for tax ...

  6. IIT Law stays in line with international best practices

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

    ... with many other jurisdictions, the mainland government observed international practice by setting in place arrangements that avoided double taxation on overseas people working in the country. She ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. HK set to sign tax treaty with France next month

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Hong Kong and France will sign a taxation accord next month, leaving the city one treaty short of the 12 needed to fulfil international standards and prove it is not a tax haven. The two sides are expected to sign the comprehensive double taxation agreement next month in Paris, French ambassador to China Herve Ladsous said in Hong Kong yesterday. Hong Kong has ...

  10. Agreements lift status

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Tax in its various forms may be one of the inevitable facts of life, but the recent series of double taxation agreements (DTAs) signed by the Hong Kong government could provide companies with a range of attractive benefits. DTAs involve deals between two jurisdictions, and are designed to cut instances of double taxation on the same source of income and lower or eliminate ...




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