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  1. Behind-the-scenes action

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At midnight, before the first day of golf, all the planning is put into action. At the hotel, chefs begin preparing the day's food. Tony Wong arrives to taste samples. Then, at about 5am, lorries head to Fanling, making sure the food is there early e ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... with Howard Winn UBS case gives pause to potential whistleblowers Those of you from the United States thinking of getting creative with your tax returns should ponder the fate of Bradley Birkenfeld, the UBS banker who pleaded guilty in 2008 to helping clients evade US taxes and yesterday started his 40-month jail sentence. He's somewhat peeved. 'To send the biggest tax ...

  3. We cannot dodge the issue of tax evasion

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... attempt since the handover to negotiate tax pacts with major trading partners, which can protect people from double taxation as well as deterring evasion. The first, more than a decade ago, ... One of the legacies of the global financial crisis is the moral and political momentum it has added to the international pursuit of tax evaders. It surfaced at the summit of the Group ...

  4. What to watch out for to avoid problems

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Want to be a flipper? Here are some tips to avoid potential problems Do your homework Jo Gray from Grovens Living advises those who are considering renovating to flip ... it doesn't make financial sense. Aim to renovate within two to four months. Don't get caught out with hidden charges There is a tax on property gains if you flip within six months. Most ...

  5. The one World Cup measure by which England beats Brazil

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Tomorrow at 11pm, Hong Kong time, South Africa will kick off against Mexico in the first match of the 2010 World Cup. For the next month, business activity around the globe will shift down a gear as office workers everywhere neglect their ...

  6. UBS case puts HK in US tax dodge spotlight

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... Irene Jay Liu Hong Kong may be doing all it can to avoid accusations of being a tax haven but, judging by the United States' pursuit of clients of Swiss banking giant UBS, it is a popular site for offshore tax evasion schemes. Hong Kong shell companies or bank accounts were involved in more than half the tax evasion cases against American UBS clients made public so far. ...

  7. Legislators question axing of key proposal

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tang The government has dropped a key proposal from money-laundering legislation in a move legislators say appears to be in response to pressure from banks. The measure would have required financial institutions to conduct checks known as customer ...

  8. Expats warned to avoid tax dangers

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tax and its implications could not be more important for those looking to set up a trust in an offshore jurisdiction. But it's not just the tax regime that matters. Of equal importance is the domicile of the person creating the trust because that may have implications for the type of trust that can be established. Onshore tax regimes in Britain and the United States ...

  9. Thousands of speculators avoid tax and penalties

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... their profits, but the department would only prosecute them if they ignored a tax bill. 'We would not specifically prosecute them for not informing us [about profits from flat sales],' Chu said. 'For one reason, the penalty for that is not very heavy, so our focus is not on that but on chasing back the tax money.' The department tracks speculators through a database ...

  10. Avoid the tax traps when investing in British property

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would be GBP270,000- 40 per cent of GBP675,000. The simplest way of avoiding this tax is to purchase the properties in the name of a non-British company. The asset owned by the individual ... The other way to avoid the tax is for the family to use a good taxidermist and an electric rocking chair. For investors domiciled in Britain, the shares of the non-British company (which ...




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