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  1. Tax Scandal

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... in the principality to avoid high marginal income and inheritance taxes, which can approach the 50per cent mark. The resulting scandal saw a number of executives resign as a result of the investigation. ... stating that it will challenge the legality of how the information was acquired. German authorities have yet to officially charge anyone with tax evasion. Regardless of the outcome, many tax ...

  2. US tax snoops zero in on HK

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... are required and when they are required.' Disclosures have picked up sharply in the wake of a watershed agreement by Swiss bank UBS to avoid charges of assisting American clients with tax evasion ... markets, it will be able to sign more agreements on the avoidance of double taxation, which reduce the levies that companies and individuals have to pay. 'If you want to enter into double tax ...

  3. Tax system should take HK beyond laissez-faire

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On Wednesday, the Legislative Council will debate a motion to conduct a complete review of Hong Kong's tax policies. The last such review took place almost 30 years ago, in 1976. ... of 30 years ago. Gone are the days when the Hong Kong government could hide behind the laissez-faire principle and avoid intervention, hence expenditure, in these social issues. ...

  4. Don't undo all the hard work on budget deficit

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At the end of September, the deficit for the year had narrowed to $22.7 billion. Since the bulk of salaries and profits taxes are collected in the second half of the fiscal year, and the last large ... political parties are already pushing for measures to roll back small tax increases introduced last year to address the deficit. They are also seeking a freeze in government fees and hoping to stall ...

  5. Coup for Bangkok's taxed middle class

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... represent professional groups and other sectors of society, giving more weight to urban elites. The poor, it seems, cannot be trusted. 'Democracy should be for people who pay taxes, who have ... old-money elite and civil libertarians. This electoral machine posed a threat to middle-class voters who saw their taxes being used to shore up Thaksin's popularity. In late 2005, Mr Sondhi, ...

  6. Why Li took tax-free idea to Beijing

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... The tycoon says he bypassed Hong Kong's leaders with his job-creation plan because they could not settle a land dispute Li Ka-shing says he put the idea of a special tax ... to Beijing, but he declined to name the official. He proposed that land reclaimed from the Shenzhen river be turned into a tax-free industrial zone managed by Hong Kong. Under his proposal, investors ...

  7. Wine tax decision reflected views of the community

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your article ('Tang failed to disclose opposition to wine tax', May 23) and the leader ('Clear policy needed on consultations', May 24). They require ... all tax items, including the duty on alcoholic beverages, under review every year when preparing the budget. We will continue to study carefully the views of different quarters ...

  8. Chen avoids showdown with Beijing

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Taipei Charter will avoid Taiwan's sovereignty, he says, and referendum plan may die Bowing to pressure from Beijing and Washington, Chen Shui-bian stepped away from ... of a vote being held would worry Beijing, Mr Yang said. Mr Chen avoided comment on the one-China principle- the biggest obstacle to normal relations between the two governments. Instead, he called ...

  9. Gome founder to be charged with corruption, insider trading: report

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

    ... trading, mainland media said. But financial weekly The Economic Observer said prosecutors had yet to decide whether to charge Wong Kwong-yu, who is called Huang Guangyu on the mainland, with tax evasion. Xinhua.net also carried the report yesterday. It said prosecutors had finished putting together their case and would formally charge the 40-year-old Guangdong native soon. If convicted, ...

  10. Taxman demands slice from Grim Reaper

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... and complex offshore trusts, the most eligible candidates have found ways to avoid paying it. No longer is estate duty living up to its lofty goal. Instead, the tax has increasingly become the burden ... planners and offshore trusts: where there's a will, there's a way to avoid being taxed on it. ...




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