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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Solicitors, commerce chamber seeks exemptions to proposed stamp duty

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

    ... Solicitors and a foreign business chamber have expressed concern about a planned 15 per cent stamp duty on non-local and corporate property buyers, while another chamber has endorsed it. ... Kirsty Boazman, said: "The chamber is concerned about the impact of the buyer's stamp duty on people who hold a valid Hong Kong working permit who, while they intend to make Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1150540/solicitors-commerce-chamber-seeks-exemptions-proposed-stamp-duty
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Stamp duty keeping non-locals out of property market

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... should be exempted from the tax, as figures show few speculators use companies to evade tax. On October 27, the government imposed a new stamp duty of 15 per cent on non-locals and companies buying homes. It also raised by 5 percentage points an across-the-board "special stamp duty" on sellers to curb speculation, and extended its effect on resales from two to three years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1151326/stamp-duty-keeping-non-locals-out-property-market
  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hotel scheme holds high risks for buyers who saved on stamp duty

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Olga Wong and Paggie Leung

    ... Joyce Man, Olga Wong and Paggie Leung High risk for buyers in hotel scheme Buyers of units in the Apex Horizon hotel may risk financial burdens despite avoiding stamp duties by making ... buyers escape the extra stamp duties imposed on residential property transactions last year. In October the government imposed a buyer's stamp duty of 15 per cent of the purchase price ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1155786/hotel-scheme-holds-high-risks-buyers-who-saved-stamp-duty
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Housing rents seen to rise faster as new stamp duty hits home purchases

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Paggie Leung

    ... Friday the government declared a doubling of stamp duties for homes and non-residential properties valued at more than HK$2 million. The measures came just four months after the roll-out of additional stamp duties of 15 per cent of the purchase price to cool demand from foreigners and companies. Last year rents in 85 housing estates rose for 11 straight months to HK$22.8 per sq ft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1159207/housing-rents-seen-rise-faster-new-stamp-duty-hits-home
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Home buyers down after Hong Kong stamp duty rise

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Buyers down after homes duty rise Sales of existing homes continued to fall over the weekend, as prospective buyers stayed on the sidelines after the government doubled stamp duties just over a week ago. The number of sales of existing homes in 15 benchmark residential estates dropped by nearly a fifth to 9 during the weekend from the previous weekend, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1174199/home-buyers-down-after-hong-kong-stamp-duty-rise
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Property cooling measures unfair to locals, Hong Kong lawmakers say

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Lawmakers call on government to back down on new stamp duty rules and ask that residents to be exempt from corporate taxes Cooling measures 'unfair ... At the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2012 committee meeting yesterday, legislators urged the government to allow companies set up by Hong Kong permanent residents to be exempted from the new buyer's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311063/property-cooling-measures-unfair-locals-hong-kong-lawmakers-say
  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    New stamp duties trigger last minute push for flat sales

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Peggy Sito, Enoch Yiu and Paggie Leung

    ... of 92 flats at The Wings II development in Tseung Kwan O which were supposed to go on sale today. Tsang announced a doubling of stamp duties for homes and non-residential properties valued at more than HK$2 million and it was announced that buyers of non-residential properties would be required to pay stamp duty earlier. Instead of paying upon conveyance, the payment should be made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1156620/new-stamp-duties-trigger-rush-flat-sales
  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    New battle looms on property duty rises

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Pan-democrats set to continue pressing their demand for the right to vet future increases, threatening passage of the double stamp duty New battle ... revisions. But the housing minister remains non-committal. Legco passed the extended buyers' stamp duty on Saturday after a 35-hour debate. Twenty-three pan-democrats walked out in protest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433886/new-battle-looms-property-duty-rises
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Early signs suggest new stamp duties haven't reined in prices

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland While sales have slumped in the wake of the levy, strong interest from wealthy locals in buying second flats has helped support home prices Early signs suggest new stamp duties haven't reined in prices At the end of October, the Hong Kong government slapped a punitive 15 per cent stamp duty on all non-resident and corporate buyers of residential properties in an attempt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1124121/early-signs-suggest-new-stamp-duties-havent-reined-prices

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