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  1. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Land sales and stamp duty push up city's revenue

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Not my intention to underestimate revenue, says finance chief as he gives reasons for surplus Land sales and stamp duty push up city's revenue The finance ... reason Tsang wrote, was the hot money, or flow of investment funds from overseas, coming into the city. An active stock market meant an increase in stamp duty revenue, he said. As more people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142727/land-sales-and-stamp-duty-push-citys-revenue
  2. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Law change to plug loophole in new stamp duty

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com New rule to plug stamp duty dodge A legal clause will be introduced soon to plug a loophole that allows homebuyers to evade the new 15 per cent stamp duty ... and hence evade paying the buyer's stamp duty, which is payable by non-permanent residents and those buying flats through companies. The government said it would extend a clause in the Stamp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1073590/law-change-plug-loophole-new-stamp-duty
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Stamp duty for developers to remain in place

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 03:24pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The government will maintain its new buyer’s stamp duty on local corporate buyers of flats, the housing minister said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after an Executive ... an exemption, for Hong Kong-registered companies, from the 15 per cent stamp duty that is now charged on flat purchases. It affects corporate buyers as well as non-permanent residents. Cheung made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1107421/stamp-duty-developers-remain-place
  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Fewer want to buy Hong Kong property after stamp duty, survey finds

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 02:10pm by Phila Siu

    ... on October 26. The government launched a buyer stamp duty on non-permanent residents and companies, and increased and extended the special stamp duty on flat sales. The Monetary Authority made its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1080646/fewer-want-buy-hong-kong-property-after-stamp-duty-survey-finds
  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Ho Man Tin site sale a litmus test of market outlook after new stamp duty

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Ho Man Tin plot for luxury flats is first to be auctioned since buyer’s stamp duty came in, sending deals for top-end homes down 80pc Luxury Ho Man Tin site ... for the property sector after the imposition of a 15 per cent extra stamp duty on non-permanent-resident and corporate buyers. Surveyors forecast the site, which could provide flats with a gross floor area ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1114735/ho-man-tin-site-sale-litmus-test-market-outlook-after-new-stamp-duty
  6. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong's secondary home prices continue to fall in wake of stamp duty change

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by PEGGY SITO AND JOYCE NG

    ... Peggy Sito and Joyce Ng Secondary home prices continue fall on duties Hong Kong's secondary home prices are continuing to fall as the government's anti-speculative stamp duties ... residents and corporate buyers would have to pay an extra 15 per cent stamp duty on home prices. The added duty, which took effect on October 27, came on top of other duties aimed at checking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1100217/hong-kongs-secondary-home-prices-continue-fall-wake
  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Interior designer arrested for posting fake stamp duty statement online

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... dates and tax rates to imply the new 15 per cent stamp duty for non-local buyers would be increased to 30 per cent. It also claimed that, according to "internal information", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1151205/interior-designer-arrested-posting-fake-stamp-duty-statement-online
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Help for the helpers: New Hong Kong employment agency aims to stamp out 'modern-day slavery'

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Angharad Hampshire

    ... discouraged from pursuing their complaints even before an investigation is initiated by the EAA." Such was the case when Padillia went to file a complaint at the EAA. The duty officer advised her ... of good practices and it can be again." Ultimately, the Fair Employment Agency team hopes to set up an accreditation programme to give the ethical stamp of approval to other agencies in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1568215/maid-pay
  9. Developers want date for extra stamp duty to end

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Developers want more exemptions and an end date to the additional stamp duty introduced by the government two months ago as a weapon against property speculation. 'We understand the introduction of extraordinary measures in usual times. But when the situation gets back to normal, the special stamp duty should be scrapped, and therefore we suggest putting a sunset ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734820/developers-want-date-extra-stamp-duty-end
  10. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Agents say their business hit by cooling policies

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Heavyweights from the industry turn out to urge the government to withdraw extra stamp duties Agents say their business hit by cooling policies An alliance ... the measures last month, attended by thousands, the alliance said yesterday that if the government maintained its double stamp duty, they would consider "more radical moves", including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1294796/agents-say-their-business-hit-cooling-policies

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