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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... Phila Siu and Ada Lee The extra tax, which has been levied on almost all property purchases since early last year, voted into law before Legco’s summer break Doubling of stamp duty at last passed Legislation doubling the stamp duty on most property purchases was finally passed by lawmakers last night, just before the Legislative Council enters its three-month summer recess. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555049/law-affirm-double-stamp-duty-passed-17-months-after-levy-came
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Stamp duty relief for corporate property buyers set to be voted down

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com People Power does U-turn again on help for corporate property buyers Stamp duty change set to be blocked An amendment to stamp duty legislation to give ... to object to the proposal from pan-democrat Kenneth Leung. The amendment, to legislation to impose a doubling of stamp duty on most property purchases, will be put to a vote in the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554350/stamp-duty-relief-corporate-property-buyers-set-be-voted-down
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - REAL ESTATE

    Property market jitters possible amid uncertainty over law to double stamp duty

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Peggy Sito and Sandy Li Uncertainty over legislation risks weakening market confidence, warn industry observers Stamp duty law delay unlikely to benefit owners Property owners are set to be disappointed if they think the delay in passing legislation to enact a doubling of stamp duty will cause prices to rise. According to industry observers, the delay will not materially affect property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1553619/property-market-jitters-possible-amid-uncertainty-over-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Austin Chiu, Sandy Li

    ... Austin Chiu and Sandy Li Homebuyers' cash being held by lawyers while stamp duty bill is delayed in Legco Filibuster puts more than HK$4b at stake Billions of dollars paid in property transactions have been put at risk by a delay in passing a law that enacts a doubling of stamp duties, lawyers warn. Conveyancing lawyers are holding the extra taxes they have collected from property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553517/legco-filibuster-stamp-duty-puts-more-hk4b-stake
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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