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  1. Business - Economy

    Shanghai plans free-trade zone tax incentive to encourage private equity

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:54am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Shanghai tax incentive to benefit private equity Shanghai's free-trade zone plans to roll out a tax incentive to encourage outbound investment ... "The taxation policy is now being made and the national authorities are attaching great importance to it." It would be the first preferential tax policy introduced in the zone, designed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1549230/shanghai-plans-free-trade-zone-tax-incentive-encourage-private
  2. Law ends tax worries for offshore funds in HK

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Legal basis for exemption brings HK in line with rival Singapore but will not encourage more locally domiciled funds A new tax law passed by lawmakers last week has lifted ... tax on profits from transactions made in Hong Kong, had been in the works for two years. Previously, a lack of clear rules regarding the tax liability of unauthorised offshore funds left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539351/law-ends-tax-worries-offshore-funds-hk
  3. Tax law change eyed to lure Islamic funds

    Posted Jan 16th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Maria Chan and Enoch Yiu In a bid to attract Muslim investors, Hong Kong is considering modifying its tax laws and has applied to join an Islamic financial standards organisation, ... the government was looking at whether tax laws needed to be modified. Islamic religious law, called Shariah, bans interest income but does allow profit sharing. Thus, many Islamic investments, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623075/tax-law-change-eyed-lure-islamic-funds
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unpaid property taxes piling up in law firms a risk as Legco delays stamp duty bill, John Tsang claims

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Patsy Moy, Emily Tsang

    ... risk having to keep an increasing amount in property taxes paid by clients because of a delay in passing legislation to enact a doubling of stamp duty, the financial chief claims. The extra ... it was "undesirable" for law firms to keep a large amount of unpaid tax as there was a risk "some black sheep" could misappropriate it. Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, who runs a law firm, said the biggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548273/unpaid-property-taxes-piling-law-firms-risk-legco-delays-stamp-duty
  5. Beijing increases tax on foreign firms to 18pc

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Rise adds to costs also driven higher by new labour law Foreign companies in mainland coastal regions will greet the new year with a three percentage point rise in income tax to 18 per cent- an unexpectedly high increase that will deal yet another blow to tens of thousands of manufacturers. As a core part of a sweeping overhaul of the mainland's tax regime, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621237/beijing-increases-tax-foreign-firms-18pc
  6. Vigilance the key as hot money flows into HK

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to meet concerns about the city being used as a tax haven. The flood of money into the property market shows Hong Kong cannot afford to relax its vigilance. ... as gang members among more than 1,500 arrests. With its free markets, low tax and tax-free investment gains, our city is a potential magnet to money launderers and tax evaders. Financial centres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695065/vigilance-key-hot-money-flows-hk
  7. Experts call for bigger tax breaks for funds

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu They say proposed law does not go far enough to attract offshore funds to HK Tax experts are urging the government to widen the scope of the proposed tax exemption law governing offshore funds in a bid to encourage more fund management companies to operate in Hong Kong. PricewaterhouseCoopers Asia Pacific tax leader Florence Yip Kwai-fong said the proposed law change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514934/experts-call-bigger-tax-breaks-funds
  8. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China tightens tax noose on companies with overseas assets

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com New legislation requires more information on overseas investments to improve tax collection Mainland firms face tighter rule on income disclosure Beijing has announced a new regulation designed to improve the central government's tax collection from overseas mainland companies, including those controlled in Hong Kong. On Thursday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1548279/china-tightens-tax-noose-companies-overseas-assets
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - TAX EVASION

    Data exchange to combat tax evasion seen affecting Hong Kong private banks

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Toh Han Shih

    ... analysts. The Common Reporting Standard is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) and G20's version of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, a United States law designed to combat tax evasion. The standard is due to start on December 31 next year, when financial institutions in participating jurisdictions are expected to collect information on new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1548288/data-exchange-combat-tax-evasion-seen-affecting-hong-kong
  10. Mainland businesses welcome new tax law

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... local officials, worried that their regions might lose their appeal to many foreign investors. The bill seeks to unify the rate of income tax paid by foreign and domestic firms at 25 per cent. If passed, it will end a decades-old practice aimed at attracting foreign investment that makes domestic firms pay 33 per cent income tax while their foreign counterparts are subject to an average 15 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584357/mainland-businesses-welcome-new-tax-law

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