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  1. 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 ...

  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. Property agent jailed for tax evasion

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng The sole proprietor of a real estate agency was jailed for seven months yesterday on six counts of tax evasion. Chan Kwok-ying, 49, earlier pleaded guilty in the District Court. ... Chan Jong-herng said that cases of tax evasion were difficult to solve and the Inland Revenue Department relied on taxpayers' honest declarations. He ordered Chan to pay back the sum. ...

  4. Company of actress fined 7.1m yuan for tax evasion

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in personal income tax. Liu was arrested for tax evasion in July 2002 and spent 14 months under house arrest. ... Staff Reporter The company of millionaire actress Liu Xiaoqing was fined 7.1 million yuan yesterday. Her brother-in-law, Jing Jun, was sentenced to three years in jail for tax crimes worth ...

  5. Top 10 famous tax cheats, continued

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to two years' probation for tax evasion. Becker admitted that from 1991 to 1993, he claimed to be living in Monte Carlo but was living at his sister's house in Munich. His lawyers ... In 1999 he was convicted of tax evasion and fined US$4.55 million and in 2000 paid 74 billion lire to the Italian government in fines and back taxes. In 2001, he was again accused of evading US$18 ...

  6. Actress will not face charges in case touted as start of a tax-cheat crackdown

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Her case was trumpeted as a loud warning- to the rich and famous- that the government would no longer tolerate blatant tax evasion, but actress Liu Xiaoqing will not face ... 1996. But yesterday a Beijing court issued a notice saying that no charges would be pressed personally against Liu. All of the blame for the tax evasion has been placed at the feet of her ...

  7. Ex-tax chief loses execution appeal

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to put Yang Gaiqing, a manager of a trading company, on trial for alleged tax evasion involving the smuggling of 820,000 tonnes of cooking oil into China from 1996 to 1998. ... The former tax bureau chief of Hebei province has lost his appeal against a death sentence for corruption, Xinhua reported yesterday. Li Zhen, who was sentenced in August by Tangshan ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the trio nearby. A fourth suspect managed to escape. At least $25,000 worth of goods were stolen, police said. Family trio jailed for tax evasion Three members of a family were jailed for two months and fined $100,000 for tax evasion. Brothers Tsang Ka-yui, 57, and Tsang Ka-wing, 52, and Fung Lai-sheung, 47, the younger brother's wife, all pleaded guilty to charges that they set ...

  9. Art gallery theft highlights saga of exiled economist

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Irene Jay Liu

    ... on the mainland to avoid arrest on US fraud and tax evasion charges. The tale tying the missing paintings to the famed economist played out over decades through a global web of businesses and bank ... and an international tax evasion scam that led to his exile. But the theft from a small gallery could mean big headaches for Hong Kong economist Steven Cheung Ng-sheong. One of China's most respected ...

  10. Public pressure helps tycoon to avoid prison term

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and the trial could have been used to punish him for being outspoken on other issues. In 1997, Sun fought an order by the local authorities to pay 1.38 million yuan in taxes on the grounds that the tax ... In the end, Sun paid a high price, even if he avoided a prison term. He was ordered to return depositors' money and his business suffered heavy losses as buyers cancelled orders when he ...




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