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  1. Pilots haven't had a pay rise in 10 years, even as inflation bites

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Craig Sanderson ('Pilots still live the good life', May 11) clearly does not have a very clear picture of the actual remuneration package of Cathay Pacific pilots, nor does he appear to understand the new unpaid leave scheme put forward by the c ...

  2. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on foreign tax and social benefit contributions. But an aviation insider told the Sunday Morning Post that governments in several countries where Cathay has bases are seeking payment of outstanding ... pilots. This means some pilots could be facing a double financial blow. Sources familiar with the situation say the tax problem was the most significant reason for the airline's recent ...

  3. Hongkongers may dodge new tax after U-turn

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Chinese nationals from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are likely to be exempt from the mainland's new social security tax going into effect next ... represents an about-face by Beijing, which previously planned to apply the tax to residents from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Two people who saw a draft copy of the rule said the ministry deleted ...

  4. Hongkongers still face mainland tax blow

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... More than 10 countries are in talks with Beijing to sign bilateral tax agreements that would exempt their nationals and companies from paying the new social security tax. Hong Kong, ... protection, maternity leave and a housing provident fund. Under the plans, a foreign worker earning 10,000 yuan (HK$12,068) a month would pay 1,800 yuan in social security, plus 335 yuan in income tax ...

  5. A taxing task for HR experts

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... People moving to the mainland can no longer ignore tax demands, writes John Cremer WITH SO MANY Hong Kong people accepting jobs on the mainland, local human resources professionals have had to add a new string to their bows. They must now be familiar with the regulations on individual income tax in China, how it is paid and why it cannot be ignored. 'In the past, a major ...

  6. Talk to your employer and cut your tax bill

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Howard Bilton Although tax on salaries in Hong Kong is very low, there are a number of steps which an employee, with the help of a sympathetic employer, can take which will make a significant difference to their tax bill. And, the difference is a substantial reduction in tax. Let us start with the 'non-Hong Kong employment' clause. Those who travel outside Hong Kong ...

  7. Pension fund exempted from corporate taxes

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai In an apparent move to boost the mainland stock market, Beijing has exempted the national pension fund from paying corporate taxes. The Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation yesterday announced that the State Council had endorsed the tax exemption, which takes effect from January 1 this year. Beijing temporarily suspended collection ...

  8. Tax tips to avoid a heavy toll

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... straightforward system of collecting individual income tax. 'In short, the systems are very different, so people who intend to work in China need to fully understand the tax rules and regulations. These will obviously affect their take-home pay and how they negotiate with employers,' said Paul Chow, a tax partner with the international accountancy firm Grant Thornton. Mr Chow highlighted certain ...

  9. Deloitte is looking for a senior tax manager

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos Dedicated tax experts may well want to find out more about a senior role at a Big Four firm. A multicultural and multidisciplinary tax practice would like to recruit a senior manager, tax. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu's tax department, Deloitte Tax, is viewed as one of Hong Kong's premier tax practices, with a strong focus on cross-border tax planning involving ...

  10. We do not need a discriminatory tax

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Social Security is leaving publication of that to local officials. The Hong Kong government should seek clarification from Beijing. Hong Kong workers on the mainland have always had to pay tax ... be able to reclaim contributions on leaving the mainland, but most of the employer's payments would not be recoverable from the central social security fund. This amounts to a simple tax ...




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