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  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. Comment - Letters

    Change way property is taxed to ease supply and prevent hoarding

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by LETTERS

    ... Change way property is taxed to ease supply and prevent hoarding Homes should be built and owned solely for people to live in and not as a means of making money, at least until ... social initiatives. The property inheritance tax abolished in 2006 under Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration should be brought back; perhaps at 25 per cent- in line with most developed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1594903/change-way-property-taxed-ease-supply-and-prevent-hoarding
  5. Take fight to the money-launderers

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As long as Hong Kong remains a financial centre and a free port, it will be an attractive place for money-launderers and tax dodgers. Reputation is everything to a city such as ours, so ... are also a weakness. The ease with which companies can be set up and managed and the low tax rate are a draw for criminals as well as legitimate firms. Tax authorities collect less information from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977573/take-fight-money-launderers
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - TENDER

    MTR Corp's Tai Wai tender sweetened with cut in land tax

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu

    ... Sandy Li and Yvonne Liu MTR's Tai Wai tender sweetened with land tax cut MTR Corp yesterday released the tender terms for the Tai Wai Station residential project as the land premium was cut to a level 18 per cent lower than two years ago in a bid to woo developers. Under the revised terms, sources said the Land Department cut the land tax to HK$10.36 billion, or HK$3,832 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1594185/mtr-corps-tai-wai-tender-sweetened-cut-land-tax
  7. Hampered havens help Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Shobha Nihalani

    ... readily available for people and companies to avoid taxes has led to a shift in assets from traditional tax havens such as Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands, or Switzerland to Hong Kong and Singapore, ... or the practice of avoiding taxes through offshore tax havens. OECD countries have signed an agreement to exchange information to counter harmful tax practices. Because Hong Kong is not a member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596787/hampered-havens-help-hong-kong
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rising US income inequality hits state tax revenue and threatens budgets

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Richest 1 per cent are thriving, but they often shield much of their income from taxes Rising US wealth gap hits state revenue Income inequality is taking a toll on US state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593297/rising-us-income-inequality-hits-state-tax-revenue-and-threatens-budgets
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama's budget targets tax loopholes of rich

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... but irked liberal allies. Obama said his blueprint for fiscal year 2014 would shield the middle class by closing tax loopholes that help the rich, would grow the economy, cut the deficit, train ... budget that slashes spending, warned that Obama had already made life tough enough on the rich, adding: "We don't need to be raising taxes on the American people." For years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1211868/obamas-budget-targets-tax-loopholes-rich
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    France's Hollande under pressure to reshuffle government after scandal, poll finds

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 08:35pm by Reuters in Paris

    ... ownership of two firms registered in the Cayman Islands, a Caribbean tax haven. Hollande has said he had no knowledge of his long-term friend’s businesses, while Augier is not suspected of doing ... is rotten and we need a shake-up,” Moscovici said on Europe 1 radio. But fresh allegations on Sunday have again put the spotlight on the scandal. Swiss media said Cahuzac may have falsified a tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1209332/frances-hollande-under-pressure-reshuffle-government-after-scandal-poll

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