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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. 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
  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 - POLITICS

    Legco stamp-duty vote to go ahead as lawmakers reject motion to delay poll

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 07:10pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com No delay on Legco stamp-duty vote Lawmakers yesterday rejected a motion to postpone voting on a controversial measure introduced in 2012 to cool the red-hot property market. Accounting sector legislator Kenneth Leung said debate on the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill should be adjourned to give lawmakers more time to discuss how the 15 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431168/legco-stamp-duty-vote-go-ahead-lawmakers-reject-motion-delay-poll
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bid to limit Hong Kong government's power over stamp duty heads for defeat

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Bid to put checks on stamp duty powers set to fail A Democratic Party lawmaker's attempt to limit the government's power to adjust a tax introduced ... permission before it increases, reduces or scraps the 15 per cent buyer's stamp duty imposed on purchases of homes by corporations or by individuals who are not permanent residents. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426216/bid-check-governments-power-over-stamp-duty-heads-defeat
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY phoned Beijing to clear stamp duty policy

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... DAB chairman's revelation that CY telephoned Beijing to clear a new stamp duty last October sparks fears over the mainland's influence The influence of mainland authorities ... to Wang Guangya, the director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in Beijing, a few hours before a new stamp duty aimed at non-local homebuyers - mainlanders included ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199686/cy-phoned-beijing-clear-stamp-duty-policy
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ICAC probe Franklin Lam's property sales

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 09:18pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has launched an investigation into the sale of two flats by Executive Council member Franklin Lam Fan-keung, according to a pan-democrat who earlier filed a complaint. Lam sparked controver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1074750/icac-probe-franklin-lams-property-sales
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers slam CY's Beijing call for 'breaching confidentiality'

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Affairs Office director, of the buyer's stamp duty against non-local flat buyers the night before it was introduced in October. The 15 per cent tax was to deter non-locals, including ... affairs joint panel meeting. If you say the buyer's stamp duty affects mainlanders and therefore you tell them in advance, did you also let them know of this double stamp duty since it also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1200493/lawmakers-slam-cys-beijing-call-breaching-confidentiality
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats should vote, not risk jail with Occupy Central, ex-politician says

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Joyce Ng

    ... Instead, she said, they should concentrate on casting votes. "It is not your popularity but your duty which matters," the barrister and former Civic Party lawmaker said. "The utmost duty of pan-democratic legislators is to veto the unconscionable package. Leave Occupy Central to civil society." Ng disagreed with Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting's view ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594884/pan-democrats-should-vote-not-risk-jail-occupy-central-ex-politician

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