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  1. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Stamp duty increase provokes protests

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Stamp duty increase provokes protests More organisations and individuals have joined the chorus of criticism against the doubling of stamp duty on the purchase ... of Chartered Surveyors said. "The proposed double stamp duty might send a negative signal to the international business community and therefore potentially adversely affect Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1259450/stamp-duty-increase-provokes-protests
  2. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Saving stamp duty means leaving home

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... duty means leaving home My wife and I are permanent residents and jointly own our home. We have separated and I would like to buy my own flat. Will I be exempt from the new higher stamp duties? No, even a half-share in a residential property makes you a home owner, and prey to higher stamp duties for second-home buyers. But as a permanent resident, you will be exempt from the 15 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/expert-qa/article/1230914/saving-stamp-duty-means-leaving-home
  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Home prices expected to fall 5pc next month as stamp duty doubled

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Flat sales also expected to fall 50pc due to doubling of the stamp duty Home prices forecast to drop 5pc next month Home prices are expected to fall 5 per cent and sales volume plunge by half next month in response to the government's doubling of the stamp duty for those who buy second homes worth more than HK$2 million. Centaline Property managing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1156615/home-prices-expected-fall-5pc-next-month-stamp-duty-doubled
  4. Business - Economy - PROPERTY

    Lawmakers warn of stand against stamp duty move

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... against stamp duty move Lawmakers have warned the government that they will vote against a proposal to double stamp duty on property purchases if the administration fails to make substantial ... investors and speculators. Hit by a slump in property sales after the introduction of the doubling of stamp duty in February, hundreds of property agents protested outside the Legislative Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1260261/lawmakers-warn-stand-against-stamp-duty-move
  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Sales in second-hand property market double after stamp duty

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 01:01pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to figures from Centaline Property Agency. The figures come just days after the government unveiled a set of extra stamp duties aimed to cool the city's property market. The figures come just days after the government unveiled a set of extra stamp duties aimed to cool the city's property market The number of transactions doubled from the previous weekend because many people had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1158201/sales-second-hand-property-market-double-after-stamp-duty
  6. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Chamber cries foul over stamp duty rise

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... over stamp duty rise The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said the doubling of stamp duty on the purchase of commercial properties would be harmful to the growth of small ... for their own use as offices for their operation. "It is a good reinvestment back to Hong Kong." The higher stamp duty will also affect international investors who plan to buy commercial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1252879/chamber-cries-foul-over-stamp-duty-rise
  7. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    New stamp duties 'no big blow' to government revenue: forecast

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com New stamp duties 'no big blow' to revenue An accounting institute has predicted that government revenue will not be badly hit by the two new stamp duties introduced late last year, forecasting instead a budget surplus of HK$25.6 billion for the 2012-13 financial year. "The special stamp duty is mainly to crack down on property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124992/new-stamp-duties-no-big-blow-government-revenue-forecast
  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Solicitors, commerce chamber seeks exemptions to proposed stamp duty

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Solicitors, business group seek stamp duty provision Solicitors and a foreign business chamber have expressed concern about a planned 15 per cent stamp duty ... committee vetting the bill, the Australian chamber's chief executive, Kirsty Boazman, said: "The chamber is concerned about the impact of the buyer's stamp duty on people who hold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1150540/solicitors-commerce-chamber-seeks-exemptions-proposed-stamp-duty
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Double stamp duty on non-residential premises will hit businesses hard

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by TIMOTHY PEIRSON-SMITH

    ... To address this, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration made early efforts to further curb residential property prices by introducing a buyer's stamp duty following the introduction of a special stamp duty by the previous administration. The two measures have cooled the residential market, but have undesirably fuelled similar speculation in the commercial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1238366/double-stamp-duty-non-residential-premises-will-hit
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Use stamp duty windfall for those priced out of property market

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the administration could use the hefty increase in revenue to speed up public housing construction and as a rent subsidy Stamp duty windfall must be directed ... targeted foreigners and mainlanders by imposing on them a buyer's stamp duty, as well as an additional stamp duty for some transactions. These new taxes, which are no different from fines, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1185630/use-stamp-duty-windfall-those-priced-out-property-market

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