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  1. Caribbean tax haven adds heat to China's hot money

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Naomi Rovnick in Road Town, Tortola naomi.rovnick@scmp.com Wealthy mainlanders are increasingly sending their offshore income home via the British Virgin Islands to avoid paying tax in a trend that has entrenched the Caribbean haven as China's second-biggest source of foreign investment, experts say. Strict corporate secrecy laws in the BVI, the abbreviation by which ...

  2. Focus on foreign tax shortfall

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... 'To some extent, China was a tax haven,' Mr Kung said. 'But from a pure tax point of view, allowing China to have its fair share of profits could help save global tax. So it makes ... Beijing is modifying its transfer pricing rules to increase revenue from outside investors, writes Kate Watson CORPORATE TAX accounts for about a fifth of total tax revenue in China. ...

  3. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... is still called "stimulus". Last week, the State Council decided at a meeting chaired by Li to halve the income tax for more small enterprises, from the 1.2 million firms currently ...

  4. Unified system introduces new challenges

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Shenzhen, draws attention to Hong Kong, which has a double tax arrangement with the mainland with a 5 per cent dividend withholding tax rate. 'Many of the tax havens where some holding ... withholding tax rate than Hong Kong,' Mr Kung said. 'One point for investors to consider is that if they are using a tax haven to hold a Chinese investment then perhaps they should consider ...

  5. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Plan to extend property tax trial upsets investors

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Plan to extend property tax trial upsets investors Shares of mainland property stocks fell across the board yesterday after the top economic planning agency indicated "concrete action" would be taken this year to extend a trial property tax to more cities. The statement by the National Development and Reform Commission came after it released ...

  6. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Debate resurfaces over China carbon tax plan

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... resurfaces over mainland carbon tax plan Calls for a tax on carbon emissions have resurfaced on the mainland in recent weeks, with a top policy official at the Ministry of Finance publicly highlighting the need to overhaul tax policies to improve environmental protection and energy conservation. But analysts said that even if Beijing mustered the resolve to launch such a controversial ...

  7. News - China - PROPERTY

    Couples with second homes file for divorce to beat capital gains tax

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... of the town as hundreds of couples filed for "divorce" to beat a new capital gains tax on second homes. "Nobody wants to do so because it's painful for a couple to split up ... announced recently it would charge property sellers a 20 per cent capital gains tax to curb the red-hot housing market. Those owning just one flat are exempt from the tax if they sell their home. ...

  8. Business - Property - TAX REFORM

    Wen Jiabao says property tax reform needs serious study

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Wen comment suggests delay to property tax Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday that property tax reform should be studied "in the medium to long run", suggesting a plan to expand a tax trial might be delayed. It's the first time Wen has given a slightly clearer timetable for expanding a property tax trial imposed in Shanghai ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - Tax

    Beijing set to impose tax on capital gains

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... capital gains tax on Beijing's agenda Wealthy mainlanders keen to take part in private equity and venture capital deals are being forced to revise their investment strategies amid expectations that Beijing will impose a new capital gains tax that could eat into their profits from such deals. The on-again, off-again proposal by the State Administration of Taxation to tax ...

  10. Business - China Business

    Tax rebate rise tipped to boost exports

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Tax rebate rise tipped to lift exports The mainland may expand exporters' tax rebates to help them cope with a slump, deploying a stimulus tool used during the global credit crunch, according to three people with direct knowledge of the plan. The government may give exporters a full rebate of the 17 per cent value-added tax on products including ...




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