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  1. Stay in touch to avoid financial predators

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Veronica O'Connell

    ... was convinced that he had to send money up front, and also that he had to transfer the money via Spain 'due to EU tax law'. He was told he could not share 'his good fortune' ...

  2. Public Eye

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... merchants after we exposed their greed last week. But let's get one thing straight: we're all for zero wine tax if that really means cheaper wine. Dealers didn't pass on last year's tax cut until they were shamed into doing it. They now want the remaining 40 per cent tax scrapped- that's a HK$370 million loss in public revenue- so we can become an auction hub ...

  3. Sisters jailed for dodging taxes

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Two sisters were each sentenced to two months in jail yesterday in Eastern Court for evading a total of HK$95,000 in tax by falsely claiming dependent parent allowances. Judy Wong Chung-tak, 35, and Polly Wong Sui-tak, 49, claimed the allowances, amounting to HK$300,000 each, between 1998 and 2005. The Inland Revenue Department later learned that their parents ...

  4. Thank you Mr Tsang- but we already know we have to pay our taxes

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Most people may be ignoramuses when it comes to tax laws. But everyone knows they need to pay their taxes. So this raises the question as to why officials thought it necessary to use taxpayers' money to make an expensive television commercial to remind them of the need for the government to collect taxes. The new ad is part of a series of commercials ...

  5. Taxes give us a glimpse into jewellery box of a princess

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Hongkongers have their first chance to ogle the private jewellery collection of a member of the British royal family without leaving the city, thanks to a tax bill forcing the family to part with the treasures. International auctioneer Christie's is holding a public exhibition of jewellery highlights from the collection of Princess Margaret, the late sister ...

  6. Funds for charity

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Jockey Club warns that without betting tax reform, its annual donations to charity could keep falling. The club wants to be taxed on profit, not turnover. How to maintain donations to charity? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. Chung welcomes ban on media hype

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Inoh, who reportedly had an affair with actor Victor Huang Wei-de and is now divorcing her husband, singer Harlem Yu Ching-hing, and actress Liu Xiaoqing who was arrested for tax evasion. ...

  8. Where there's a will, there's certainty for your chosen heirs

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... main will, but taxes on the estate may be payable outside Hong Kong according to the rules of their situs. Careful planning may eradicate such taxes. There are many benefits of making a will, ... Tax planning. With a will you can ensure that your estate is dealt with and passes to your loved ones in the most tax-efficient manner.- Appointment of guardians. Intestacy rules do ...

  9. New angle on story of 'Mr Sin'

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... reputation; despite his notoriety, Saffron served only one prison term, for tax evasion. Now, almost two years after his death, Abraham Gilbert Saffron- once described by a jury as a 'completely ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... claimed love affair with the late billionaire Nina Wang and his failed court bid for her estate If the country says you have evaded taxes, then you must have evaded them. Why don't you lose hope? Activist artist Ai Weiwei, quoting officials who demanded he pay 15 million yuan in back taxes and fines Who are you to say I am happy about the loss of my own father? You are just ...




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