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  1. New powers proposed for tax inspectors to thwart evasion

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The government is planning to introduce a law that will allow the Inland Revenue Department to send details on individuals suspected of evading tax to authorities abroad. Under the proposals the department would be given more power to seek information from taxpayers and to issue search warrants for documents to assess tax liability. The move comes a few weeks ...

  2. Hong Kong saved from tax-haven tag in final communique

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to crack down on tax evasion- a move already announced in this year's budget. Hong Kong's tax rules fell under the international spotlight on Thursday amid moves that threatened to see ... welcomed the decision not to include Hong Kong on any tax haven blacklist. She said Hong Kong had introduced 'effective measures' against tax evasion, and it had a simple, transparent ...

  3. Tax cheating vs avoiding- the difference is jail

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Howard Bilton Chairman of The Sovereign Group Denis Healey, former British finance minister, once remarked that, 'the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance is the thickness ... That principle still holds good. Evasion is avoiding tax illegally. Normally this is achieved by incorrectly filling out your tax return or misrepresenting what you have done to gain a tax advantage. Put ...

  4. When evasion methods are legal but morals debatable

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Howard Bilton There have been media reports of late on how US prosecutors are trying to determine what role financial professionals in Hong Kong play in evasion of US taxes and how the US ... There are perfectly legitimate structures that allow tax to be deferred, avoided or mitigated. Yes, they are more complicated and yes, they are more expensive but they are legal and compliant, so ...

  5. 'Tiger tamer' Yang to play in HK Open

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The first Asian to win a major, South Korean Yang Yong-eun, was unveiled yesterday as the star turn at the US$2.5 million UBS Hong Kong Open next month - the fifth and final year the Swiss banking giant will be title sponsors. The city's ...

  6. Ah Pak

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Controversy surrounds Evergrande IPO Evergrande Real Estate would probably be a front-runner in any contest to establish which of the candidates to seek a listing on Hong Kong's stock exchange qualify as the most controversial. News and ru ...

  7. Americans in HK rush to beat this week's tax deadline

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... with the US government to avoid facing charges of assisting wealthy Americans with tax evasion. Highlighting the gravity of the allegations, the Swiss bank also broke from the centuries-old banking ... following a UBS settlement over allegations of abetting tax evasion. The programme was designed to gather information that would widen an ongoing investigation into a suspected web of wealthy tax ...

  8. The tightening of the screws

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... combating international tax evasion one of his top priorities,' says Bruce Friedland, an IRS spokesman in Washington. 'He's committed to supporting ongoing offshore investigations ... Robert Keys thinks claims of US citizens using Hong Kong and Singapore for tax evasion may be overblown. So too does Harvey, who believes most US expatriates in the region will be unaffected. ...

  9. Appointments

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bruce Claflin Chairman AMD Mr Claflin has 33 years of experience in senior positions with IBM, Digital Equipment and most recently as CEO and member of the board of directors of 3Com Corporation. Claudio Nardini General manager Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Ho ...

  10. Firms face scrutiny of employee taxes as revenue slides

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... whose annual income exceeded 120,000 yuan was required to file payment details to tax departments, a move to stop evasion. Analysts said the tactic had failed. Personal incomes of private ... and it won't be easy to work out an efficient mechanism in the near future to avoid evasion,' a personnel director at a state-owned firm in Shanghai said. 'Lots of people are still trying ...




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