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  1. Business - LAI SEE

    Old school politician Macfarlane tells it like it is on carbon tax

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Howard Winn

    ... the current coalition government is intent on repealing the carbon and resources taxes, we wondered if the genie hadn't been let out of the bottle and that for potential investors an element of uncertainty had been injected into the tax framework surrounding the mining sector. He began his answer by recalling a recent meeting with some business people who'd been discussing an investment ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Should Hong Kong introduce tax breaks for start-up investors?

    Posted May 17th 2014, 01:59am by Howard Winn

    ... 9gag.com for example, was a Hong Kong start-up which was later financed by US investors. One other measure that he believes would boost start-up funding in Hong Kong is tax deductions for investors. This was something the British government introduced in 2012 with some success. Investors in start-ups get upfront tax relief of 50 per cent and profits up to a certain level are also ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... affair Readers have been asking what is happening to the Deborah Annells case since it appears to have gone quiet. Annells is the founder and former chief executive of AzureTax, which specialised in arranging the tax affairs of expatriates. She is remanded in jail and faces 55 counts of theft and fraud involving more than HK$36 million. She has also been charged doing an act tending ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Tax consultant Annells denied bail in High Court

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Tax consultant Deborah Annells appeared in the High Court on Thursday seeking bail. This was refused by Mr Justice Patrick Li Hon-leung, and she was remanded in custody until ... the same false document to rent premises at Sea Bird House. Annells is the founder and chief executive of AzureTax, which specialises in arranging the tax affairs of expatriates in Hong Kong. ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Landlord sues Annells' AzureTax over unpaid office rent

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:27am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Given our extensive coverage of the trials and tribulations of Deborah Annells and her tax consultancy business, AzureTax, we feel duty-bound to advise you of the latest developments. The landlord who owns the company premises in Lippo Centre is suing her for unpaid rent and vacant possession of the property. Readers will recall that Annells, a well-known tax consultant ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong government can't be bothered to support start-ups

    Posted May 28th 2014, 12:34am by Howard Winn

    ... and because it didn't want to give tax deductions for research and development, which the sector has been requesting for years. "The answer is always: 'We want to keep our taxes simple and low,'" Mok said. He said that while places like Singapore were able to make the necessary tax adjustments, the Hong Kong government "just wants to make things easier for itself, rather than ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    From Domani to The Continental

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:05am by Howard Winn

    ... it in for inspection and pay for a test. Then the Customs and Excise Department would calculate what additional first registration tax needed to be added a result of adding the safety camera to the vehicle. ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Big tobacco firms fear high taxes the most

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The recent survey by Oxford Economics and the International Tax and Investment Centre (ITIC) has raised eyebrows among anti-smoking groups. The survey claims 35.9 per cent of the cigarettes consumed in Hong Kong in 2012 were illicit and resulted in a loss of HK$3.3 billion in government revenues. The main drivers for this, ITIC said, "include very steep tax increases ...

  9. Business - Companies - LAI SEE

    Business as usual for shamed tax expert Deborah Annells

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn howard.winn@scmp.com Tax expert Deborah Annells, the founder and managing director of AzureTax, of which we wrote yesterday, appears to be unfazed by the drubbing she received ... has denied any dishonesty. Yesterday, it was business as usual. She sent out an e-mail urging people to attend a seminar at her company offices on "US tax issues for expats". ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Deborah Annells remanded in custody after fresh charges

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:32am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Fresh charges were brought against tax consultant Deborah Annells at Eastern Court yesterday and she was remanded in custody until her next court hearing on June 6. Annells, ... to rent premises in Sea Bird House. Annells is the founder and CEO of AzureTax, which specialises in arranging the tax affairs of expatriates in Hong Kong. This sometimes involves setting up trust ...




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