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  1. Businessman faces tax evasion charges

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A businessman yesterday faced 11 charges in the District Court of evading profits tax. Yu Hin-man, 48, the proprietor of Hin Lee Plastic Silk Screen Printing, a plastic and silk-screen printing firm, denied evading HK$2.6 million in tax by inflating expenditures. The prosecution alleged that Yu overstated purchases from 1994 to 1998. It also said Yu spent about HK$17 ...

  2. Firm's ex-president jailed for tax evasion

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The former president of a consultancy company, who evaded HK$350,000 in tax by not reporting more than HK$2 million in profit, was jailed for seven months and fined HK$556,000 yesterday. The sentence was suspended for three years. Raymond Chan Wah-fai, 37, who pleaded guilty on July 13 to five counts of tax evasion, was sentenced by Deputy Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng ...

  3. Two months' jail for tax evasion

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... is three years in jail and a fine of $50,000. On top of that, there is a further fine equal to three times the amount of tax evaded. The number of tax avoidance cases in the first 11 months ... was the second this year in which a person found guilty of tax evasion was jailed. In March, a 39-year-old property owner pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to three charges of wilfully intending to evade ...

  4. Tax evader to be sentenced today

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A former deputy director of the Hong Kong Management Association who admitted evading more than HK$201,000 in taxes will be sentenced today in District Court. Lau Tai-fai, 58, pleaded guilty on July 31 to six charges of tax evasion between 1997 and 2002. A probation report said Lau rendered a service to society by volunteering and a medical report suggested he would ...

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    US whistle-blower Bradley Birkenfeld gets US$104m in UBS tax evasion case

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Whistle-blower jailed after revealing tax evasion wins biggest ever federal payout US$104m for banker who lifted lid on UBS Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS banker who went ... it fostered tax evasion from 2000 to 2007 and turn over data on 250 Swiss accounts. UBS later agreed to provide information on another 4,450 accounts. Since then, at least 33,000 Americans have ...

  6. Lecturer admits tax evasion

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A former deputy director of the Hong Kong Management Association and an associate of former first lady Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping admitted yesterday that he had avoided more than HK$201,000 in taxes by understating his income by HK$1.3 million. Lau Tai-fai, 58, pleaded guilty in the District Court to six charges of tax evasion between 1997 and 2002, during which he ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Landlord gets HK$1m fine for tax evasion

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... for two years. A spokesman for the department yesterday reminded taxpayers that tax evasion was a criminal offence under the ordinance. The maximum penalty for each charge is three years' imprisonment and a fine of HK$50,000 plus a further fine of three times the amount of tax evaded. Convicted tax evasion cases have been rare in recent years. Statistics from the department showed ...

  9. Trust funds can help expatriates minimise their taxes the legal way

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Reports by Chris Davis THOUGH THEY SOUND remarkably similar, tax evasion and avoiding taxes are two completely different games. Whereas tax evasion is a criminal offence that could result in a hefty fine or even a jail term, avoiding or minimising tax liabilities could be considered good common sense. Tax rates and taxible activities can vary from country to country. Under United ...

  10. 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 ...




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