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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Legco unlikely to pass lawmaker's stamp duty refund plan

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JEFFIE LAM, Yvonne Liu

    ... Jeffie Lam and Yvonne Liu Radical support against stamp duty refund plan A pan-democratic legislator's idea of refunding stamp duty to firms that hold on to properties for more three ... residents. Legco is expected to vote on both the bill to double the stamp duty and his amendment by Tuesday. But, after rounds of lobbying, the government is understood to have secured enough votes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551408/legco-unlikely-pass-lawmakers-stamp-duty-refund-plan
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unpaid property taxes piling up in law firms a risk as Legco delays stamp duty bill, John Tsang claims

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Patsy Moy, Emily Tsang

    ... Patsy Moy and Emily Tsang Finance chief says property levies piling up at law firms while lawmakers are filibustering Tsang frets over delay to stamp duty bill's passage Law firms risk having to keep an increasing amount in property taxes paid by clients because of a delay in passing legislation to enact a doubling of stamp duty, the financial chief claims. The extra ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548273/unpaid-property-taxes-piling-law-firms-risk-legco-delays-stamp-duty
  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Legco gets more control over double stamp duty property-cooling measure

    Posted May 28th 2014, 02:22pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Government makes concession amid fears stamp duty bill could fail Lawmakers to get say before changes to tax Lawmakers will have a chance to block any ... stamp duty – under which buyers who own other properties and those who are not permanent residents must pay higher taxes – of the change yesterday. The government has collected the tax since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520311/legco-gets-more-control-over-double-stamp-duty-property-cooling
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Proposed easing of stamp duty isn’t helping sales, property agencies say

    Posted May 20th 2014, 03:03pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Agents say they are mired in the darkest days of the market correction and that the new government measures are not boosting transactions Stamp duty easing ... fallen as developers hold back on the launches of new projects and homeowners offer less room for negotiation after the proposed easing of stamp duty on some transactions. "Only 176 new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1516147/proposed-easing-stamp-duty-isnt-helping-sales-property
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Property transactions decline despite Hong Kong stamp duty reform

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:25am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Relaxation of double stamp duty fails to boost transactions in flats but buyer interest perks up Deals fall despite stamp duty reform On the first weekend after the government announced the relaxation of double stamp duty, the number of major property transactions fell, but the amount of buyer interest rose significantly, said Hong Kong property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1515199/property-transactions-decline-despite-hong-kong-stamp-duty
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Tweaking of stamp duty won’t lead to big boost in home sales

    Posted May 19th 2014, 12:06pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Tweaking of stamp duty not likely to help much, with bank loans tighter and market weak Rule change may not lead to sales surge as buyers wait Would you buy a flat if the government extends the period during which you can sell your old home and still qualify for exemption from double stamp duty? Last week, the government proposed to revise the rules for double stamp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1515473/tweaking-stamp-duty-wont-lead-big-boost-home-sales
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Easing of double stamp duty another example of Leung's failed housing policy

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the only certainty in the chief executive's flip-flopping housing measures is that they have all been ill-thought-out or ineffective Stamp duty move yet ... the property market would be relaxed, to make it easier for residents to upgrade their flats. Thus, residents moving up the property ladder will no longer have to pay a double stamp duty of as much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1512772/easing-double-stamp-duty-another-example-leungs-failed
  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Property stamp duty concessions fail to impress lawmakers

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:37pm by FANNY FUNG, Sandy Li, Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung, Sandy Li and Tanna Chong Lawmakers from all parties say proposed concessions are inconsistent Stamp duty concessions fail to impress lawmakers Lawmakers were unimpressed by a government bid to appease them with concessions on a bill to affirm last year's doubling of stamp duty, introduced to cool the property market. The concessions, leaked on Monday, were put before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511563/property-stamp-duty-concessions-fail-impress-lawmakers
  9. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNMENT

    Record year for tax intake- but stamp duty down

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Government took in HK$243.5 billion this year, up slightly on last year, as property market cools Record year for tax intake- but stamp duty down ... cent increase in betting duty revenue. But the revenue from stamp duties fell 3 per cent to HK$41.5 billion from HK$42.8 billion the previous year, continuing a downward trend. To cool ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502916/record-year-tax-intake-stamp-duty-down
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Property market still open to loopholes

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by Alex Lo

    ... the legislature to confirm last year's doubling of stamp duty. Here is an obvious loophole, which the government refuses to close. If you buy several flats under a single contract, a waiver for the doubled stamp duty may be granted for all the flats. Now you can't do the same with parking spaces. If you buy more than one parking space, you get no waiver even if you buy them all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513003/property-market-still-open-loopholes

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