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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Tax dodger fined more than double the sum he evaded

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Tax dodger fined more than double the sum he evaded An IBM employee has been slapped with a fine of HK$180,000 in court for cheating the taxman out of HK$78,670. Addy Ho Hung-wai was also ordered to perform 240 hours of community service over the false claims he made in his tax filings. Ho, 49, had pleaded guilty on June 25 to six counts of tax ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - COURTS

    Credit Suisse fined US$2.6b for helping rich evade tax using false names

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington, New York and Zurich Credit Suisse guilty plea, fine ends tax evasion case Credit Suisse became the largest bank in 20 years to plead guilty to a US criminal charge, and will pay a US$2.5 billion fine to the authorities for helping Americans evade taxes, US Attorney General Eric Holder said. We deeply regret the past misconduct that led to this settlement BRADY ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui given ‘very rare’ HK$5.4m loans by SHKP subsidiary, graft trial hears

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:40pm by Stuart Lau

    ... a "short-term loan for tax-planning purposes". He proposed repaying the interest within a year, and to negotiate loan extensions thereafter. The principal, this time, was never repaid, having been ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong business costs lower, Slovak in money laundering case tells court

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by Bryan Harris

    ... in Hong Kong because of the city's tax regime and proximity to the Chinese market, a court heard yesterday. Defendant Juraj Jariabka, 36, said he had several reasons for wanting to base two potential companies in the city, but the lack of value-added tax (VAT) was a key consideration. Last week, the District Court heard the Slovakian hired an undercover Italian journalist, Antonio ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Anglican church disputes HK$180m profits tax bill

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Lawyers tell Court of Appeal the tax should be reduced as it was estimated from wrong date Anglican church disputes HK$180m profits tax bill The Anglican Church alleges collectors used the wrong date to calculate tax on a HK$1.119 billion profit from a property project, causing it to be overcharged millions of dollars. The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Live blog: Kwoks used 'elaborate' scheme to mask payments for Hui, prosecution says

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:12am by Enoch Yiu, Stuart Lau, Patsy Moy

    ... repaid this in May 2003, when he stepped down from the authority. As far back as 2001, Hui allegedly secured a HK$1.5 million loan from Honour for "tax purposes'. Upon receiving ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Live blog: Rafael Hui portrayed as Kwoks' 'inside man' as prosecution sets out case in graft trial

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 10:13am by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu, Enoch Yiu

    ... it in his tax return, the lawyer says. This money, the prosecutor alleges, was so Hui would be the property conglomerate's inside man, their "eye and ear in the government".  4.27pm: ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Columns about Centaline property index dubbed 'defamatory'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 04:51am by Austin Chiu

    ... columns in which Centaline was accused of "cheating" to encourage property sales and boost its profits after the introduction of a new tax intended to cool property sales. According ... sold their flats soon after purchasing them. The tax, of up to 15 per cent for properties sold within six months, was introduced on November 19 that year. The columnist wrote that the indices ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Tony Chan is denied leave to appeal over HK$340m tax claim

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Austin Chiu

    ... Phila Siu and Austin Chiu Tony Chan denied appeal of tax claim The Court of Final Appeal yesterday dismissed self-style fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen's application to appeal over a HK$340 million tax claim. Chan sought to overturn a ruling handed down by the Court of Appeal in March that denied more time to file an objection against the tax claim. His last-ditch ...

  10. News - China - COURTS

    Wenzhou fake tycoon Lin Chunping gets life in jail for fraud

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 03:48am by Jeremy Blum

    ... has been sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday for the separate crime of issuing fabricated tax documents. Lin Chunping, 43, was accused of making 1,266 false value-added tax invoices worth ... court verdict. Lin charged firms that bought the fake invoices a levy of between 4 per cent and 6 per cent of the invoices' value. Lin was also found to have produced false tax rebate ...




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