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  1. Big deal

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a 10 per cent service charge and government taxes. ...

  2. Shanghai bid for tax-free tourist zone

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai hopes to set up a tax-free shopping zone for tourists beside its Disney theme park- still under construction- or around Pudong International Airport, ... government for permission to establish shops offering tax rebates to overseas visitors in light of a trial scheme being piloted on Hainan island. 'A tax rebate for tourists is a very good ...

  3. New mainland tax rule to hit mail orders

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu The golden days of Hong Kong agents buying cosmetics, milk powder and handbags to send by mail to mainland customers for a commission are numbered. Until now, mainland import tax ... introduced because of the huge tax losses due to the increasingly popular system of overseas buying and posting, especially over the past two years. Many mainlanders prefer to buy cosmetics in Hong ...

  4. Tax reforms 'key for Shanghai hub plans'

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Shanghai would need more tax incentives and market liberalisation policies to become an international financial and shipping centre, roles Beijing has envisaged ... centre to a global one, economists said. Many said it was time for Beijing to give Shanghai what it wants, such as slashing personal income taxes to lure talented bankers, analysts ...

  5. Labour rules and higher taxes to push more delta factories to brink

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and conditions would worsen when a new labour law and tax regime became effective on January 1. The new labour rules and higher taxes would compound the burden arising from surging raw materials prices, ... of export tax refunds. Exacerbating the situation is a nationwide policy that discourages manufacturing industries deemed 'energy-consuming, resources-driven and highly polluting'. ...

  6. Legco wants us to defray the education costs of tax dodgers

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... them for school taxes and Shenzhen is the obvious place for them to put their kids to school. I can understand why some of them would rather not do so and why they want their kids educated ... the full cost of education here, not just bus costs. Why should the rest of us defray the education expenses of people who have dodged the taxes that pay for education in Hong Kong? And if we ...

  7. Coalition renews call for tax cuts on alcohol

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hospitality industry says it would pass on savings to long-suffering consumers A coalition representing the hospitality industry is urging the government to slash taxes ... to cut the taxes have largely been ignored, but the campaign has gathered momentum recently as a budget surplus emerges and the government explores possible ways to use it. Financial Secretary ...

  8. HK buyers face demands for UK capital gains tax

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Hong Kong investors pay capital gains tax, Britain's first-time buyers have demanded. Those Britons struggling to get their foot on to the property ladder have been angered by a wave of overseas investment that has helped to push up prices in some parts of the country, most notably London. British residents must pay capital gains tax when they sell a property if they own more than ...

  9. Majority want higher income tax threshold

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The State Council proposal is welcomed but 1,500 yuan threshold called too low The State Council's proposal to raise the personal income-tax threshold to 1,500 ... Committee announced it will hold a public hearing prior to deciding whether to raise the personal-income-tax threshold. The results were released yesterday. Last week the State Council passed ...

  10. Gambling tax 'stays in the family'

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the money and does not pay taxes to Beijing, rather than at home, where the government would receive tax and other benefits. The question is especially relevant in the case of corrupt officials who spend millions of yuan in bribes and public money in Macau. Before 1999, the surplus taxes from the gaming tables ended up in state coffers in Portugal. But now the taxes remain in Macau- ...




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