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  1. Smoking out the real victim of heavy tobacco taxation

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... right to interfere in their lives this way, which I think is debatable, taxes on the poor strike me as just plain wrong. Dr Mackay, however, says that we are now under international treaty ... It doesn't mean much to me. International talk shops are set up all the time to promote worthwhile causes and they have a way of passing resolutions to which the countries that sent delegates ...

  2. Events

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, March 1: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'New in China cross-border taxation: Circulars 601 and 698'. Bank of America Tower, Central. Tuesday, March 2: International SOS and Cigna International Expatriate Benefits seminar: 'Duty of care expert forum on managing the risks of a global workforce'. American Club. ...

  3. Shanghai tipped for pilot pension taxation project

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Beijing is likely to launch deferred taxation for pension insurance and corporate annuities this year and will probably pick Shanghai for a pilot project in a bid to boost the pension pool in the fast-ageing country. The tax stimulus, which the government has been discussing since 2009, is expected to be launched by the end of this year, ...

  4. We must not tolerate these rich tax cheats

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Renewed diplomatic spats over Switzerland's banking secrecy are a clear sign that the days of the alpine nation's highly lucrative, if shadowy, practice are numbered. Swiss officials and bankers should accept reality and overhaul the system. The ...

  5. Law spares 60m from income tax

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong, the local taxation authorities said seven million workers would be exempt from their tax burden, resulting in a reduction of 13.4 billion yuan a year in government revenue. The new tax rules would relieve about 60 million workers of the burden of paying personal income tax, Wang Jianfan, a tax official at the Ministry of Finance, was quoted as saying by the International ...

  6. Business - Money - TAXES

    Beijing advisers propose tax on large stock sales to narrow the wealth gap

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Beijing advisers propose levy on large stock sales The top advisory body to the country's legislature has recommended taxing gains from "large" sales of equities held for short periods to help narrow the nation's w ...

  7. Foxconn International chief quits after less than a year

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Less than a year into the job, Cheng Tien Chong, chief executive of Foxconn International Holdings, the world's largest contract handset ... due to his desire to spend more time with his family and improve his health condition,' Foxconn International said in a statement last night. 'The effective date of his retirement ...

  8. Tax-grab idea to fix budget alarms expat Americans

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... now on how to make members of Congress aware that expatriates oppose this proposal.' Tax expert Kurt Rademacher, international tax practice director at Butler Snow, also gave ...

  9. Ultimate Mr Cautious offers no surprises

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... an internal study committee to report to him at the end of the year. Even then another three years would be needed to implement the GST. It was a constant refrain of the speech. Reform of estate duty? ...

  10. Funds and games

    Posted May 01st 2007, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... operations,' Wong says. 'Auditors can tell you whether spending is stated accurately but they can't check the internal controls. For example, how can you be sure stationery bought for the organisation is value for money? However, charities with good internal controls may spell out tendering requirements and procedures.' Procurement of supplies is particularly vulnerable to abuse, ...




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