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  1. Americans in HK against revival of US bill targeting tax havens

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Americans living in Hong Kong may be targeted under proposed US legislation against tax havens as the Obama administration searches for sources of revenue to help fund its multitrillion-dollar budget. However, the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act, proposed by Democratic senator Carl Levin, appears to be losing steam on Capitol Hill as the focus shifts to domestic issues. A delegation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684425/americans-hk-against-revival-us-bill-targeting-tax-havens
  2. Must we pay taxes to be responsible citizens?

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... Tony Latter Tucked away in paragraph 46 of the government's recent consultation paper on a goods and services tax was a rather sinister passage, arguing that the paying of taxes ... don't pay taxes include pensioners, people who sweep streets or clean toilets, and those who serve as humble clerks in business empires. I know of no shred of evidence that such people are any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559773/must-we-pay-taxes-be-responsible-citizens
  3. Another budget setback looms as lawmakers oppose 15pc car tax rise

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government may face another budget setback as an increasing number of lawmakers oppose the proposed 15 per cent increase in registration tax for new cars. The Legislative Council's Finance Committee will meet tomorrow to examine the proposal, even though the tax rise already came into effect on February 23 immediately after the budget announcement. If the bill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741737/another-budget-setback-looms-lawmakers-oppose-15pc-car-tax-rise
  4. Letters

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the effect of widening tax collection in the community, and stop the revenue dilution of company transactions passing through obscure tax havens. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED ... make Mr Clinton's affairs look like small beer. Spare us your tut-tutting and stop passing off slanted gossipy reports as news topics. MARINA FUENTEBELLA, Lantau Tax problem I refer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439036/letters
  5. Israeli minister admires HK's haven of tolerance

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Hong Kong may view itself in many ways, but to prominent Israeli government minister Isaac Herzog it is a bastion of tranquillity and multi-ethnic tolerance. Hong Kong's strengths surfaced frequently in an interview yesterday during Mr He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629991/israeli-minister-admires-hks-haven-tolerance
  6. Legislators vow to fight plan for car tax increase

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The much criticised budget may face more setbacks with the government-friendly Liberal Party planning to fight a proposal to increase the first registration tax for cars. Other major parties- pro-government and pan-democratic- are also holding out on a rise in the car tax and tobacco duty, which would increase by 15 per cent and 41.5 per cent, respectively, if passed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741134/legislators-vow-fight-plan-car-tax-increase
  7. Business - Economy

    France unveils 20bn euro business tax break

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 07:17pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris France on Tuesday unveiled a 20 billion-euro tax break for companies in a bid to address flagging competitiveness. The move was approved by the government a day after a report called on the Socialist administration to slash payroll taxes by 30 billion euros (HK$295 billion) within two years. The government signalled that easing a business tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1076396/france-unveils-20bn-euro-business-tax-break
  8. The rich and powerful exploit so-called democratic systems

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... elected leaders. The rich will not accept the end of their tyranny, but will place their money in safe havens, refuse to pay taxes and compete with one another as to who is the richest. We must ... power then? Have those who demand democracy now even consider the direction in which modern 'democracy' has gone? Do they expect the wealthy to pay higher taxes, or accept any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687440/rich-and-powerful-exploit-so-called-democratic-systems
  9. New twist in Ai Weiwei's tax battle

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Dissident artist Ai Weiwei yesterday lashed out at Beijing tax authorities for hindering his efforts to appeal against his 15 million yuan (HK$18.36 million) tax bill, saying it was a ploy to force him to pay up and effectively admit tax evasion. The Beijing tax bureau told Ai, co-designer of the iconic 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984826/new-twist-ai-weiweis-tax-battle
  10. Tax breaks urged with big budget surplus

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to give an allowance for taxpayers who support parents and grandparents living in Guangdong. Currently, taxpayers are eligible to claim a tax allowance of HK$36,000 for each dependent parent over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986373/tax-breaks-urged-big-budget-surplus

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