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  1. Public Eye

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... real solutions, and about systemic unfairness in our society. President Barack Obama wants to fix similar unfairness in the US, where Warren Buffett's secretary pays more tax in percentage terms than her boss. Same thing here, with middle-class Hongkongers out-paying Li Ka-shing. Dare Tsang fix that? In your dreams. A luxury goods tax? If only... A luxury goods tax. What ...

  2. Tobacco tax rise poised to pass

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Ella Lee Health officials are cautiously optimistic a 41 per cent rise in tobacco tax will be passed by the Legislative Council tomorrow, despite strong lobbying ... and academics have warned that Hong Kong will suffer a serious blow to its public health efforts if the bill is voted down. But opposing groups say the sharp rise in the tax is pushing smokers ...

  3. Who wants a broader base?

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... triggered a fresh debate about whether Hong Kong needs to broaden its tax base. Tsang's budget was met with mixed reactions. On one hand, he was seen as being generous in dishing out various ... transition and that can be left to the next administration. Others say both the financial chief and Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen are firm believers of the none-interventionist theory. Tax ...

  4. Summit of all fears

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is responsible for keeping Hu briefed on developments in Europe, with the latest news indicating Athens has predicted Greece could run out of money next month as government income, especially tax ... government attaches great importance to Hong Kong talents.' Another example cited by Cui was of the G20 meeting in 2009, when Hu opposed Hong Kong and Macau's inclusion on a list of tax ...

  5. Tax-break hint for handicapped hires

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Donald Tsang Yam-kuen indicated yesterday that tax incentives to encourage private companies to employ handicapped people could be considered in his new term if he ... to the handicapped, and tax incentives to encourage companies to hire the handicapped. Mr Tsang voiced concerns about a quota system, saying that awarding contracts to one set of people might seem unfair ...

  6. Taxing times?

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tang proposed no tax increases in his maiden budget on Wednesday, thanks to Mr Leung's legacy, companies will have to pay profits tax of 17.5 per cent from April 1, instead of 16 per cent. More income-earners will also be brought into the tax net because salaries tax allowances will be reduced; the standard salaries tax rate will also rise, from 15 to 16 per cent. Mr Tang's ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Taxed by the GST proposal

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Just three weeks after launching a public consultation on a goods and services tax, the government has already found itself bracing for a game it cannot win. On Thursday, ... with the public outcry against the proposed new tax, Mr Tsang will be caught between a rock and a hard place. He faces growing pressure to take a definite position on the GST. If he speaks positively ...

  9. Henry Tang tackled tax-cut pressures with aplomb

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to the city. Last March, the end of the Tung reign marked a return of positive sentiment. About the same time, the economy bounced back. In last week's budget, Mr Tang announced tax relief costing ... with the people. Deliberately or accidentally, Mr Tsang endorsed the theme when he campaigned for the chief executive's post, further raising expectations of a big tax cut. There was no doubting ...

  10. Lobby groups push for tax cuts in budget

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung With the economy continuing to improve, professional groups and political parties have stepped up lobbying for tax cuts in the next budget. The Hong Kong Coalition ... address. Speaking after the talks, Paul Chan Mo-po, of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, said he had urged Mr Tsang to consider tax cuts if the economy continued to improve. ...




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