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  1. Tobacco tax rise poised to pass

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Ella Lee Health officials are cautiously optimistic a 41 per cent rise in tobacco tax will be passed by the Legislative Council tomorrow, despite strong lobbying ... and academics have warned that Hong Kong will suffer a serious blow to its public health efforts if the bill is voted down. But opposing groups say the sharp rise in the tax is pushing smokers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970586/tobacco-tax-rise-poised-pass
  2. Henry Tang tackled tax-cut pressures with aplomb

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to the city. Last March, the end of the Tung reign marked a return of positive sentiment. About the same time, the economy bounced back. In last week's budget, Mr Tang announced tax relief costing ... with the people. Deliberately or accidentally, Mr Tsang endorsed the theme when he campaigned for the chief executive's post, further raising expectations of a big tax cut. There was no doubting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538041/henry-tang-tackled-tax-cut-pressures-aplomb
  3. Lobby groups push for tax cuts in budget

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung With the economy continuing to improve, professional groups and political parties have stepped up lobbying for tax cuts in the next budget. The Hong Kong Coalition ... address. Speaking after the talks, Paul Chan Mo-po, of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, said he had urged Mr Tsang to consider tax cuts if the economy continued to improve. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512517/lobby-groups-push-tax-cuts-budget
  4. Taxing times?

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tang proposed no tax increases in his maiden budget on Wednesday, thanks to Mr Leung's legacy, companies will have to pay profits tax of 17.5 per cent from April 1, instead of 16 per cent. More income-earners will also be brought into the tax net because salaries tax allowances will be reduced; the standard salaries tax rate will also rise, from 15 to 16 per cent. Mr Tang's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447979/taxing-times
  5. Tax-break hint for handicapped hires

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Donald Tsang Yam-kuen indicated yesterday that tax incentives to encourage private companies to employ handicapped people could be considered in his new term if he ... to the handicapped, and tax incentives to encourage companies to hire the handicapped. Mr Tsang voiced concerns about a quota system, saying that awarding contracts to one set of people might seem unfair ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585770/tax-break-hint-handicapped-hires
  6. Why Li took tax-free idea to Beijing

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... The tycoon says he bypassed Hong Kong's leaders with his job-creation plan because they could not settle a land dispute Li Ka-shing says he put the idea of a special tax ... to Beijing, but he declined to name the official. He proposed that land reclaimed from the Shenzhen river be turned into a tax-free industrial zone managed by Hong Kong. Under his proposal, investors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429440/why-li-took-tax-free-idea-beijing
  7. Who wants a broader base?

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... triggered a fresh debate about whether Hong Kong needs to broaden its tax base. Tsang's budget was met with mixed reactions. On one hand, he was seen as being generous in dishing out various ... transition and that can be left to the next administration. Others say both the financial chief and Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen are firm believers of the none-interventionist theory. Tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991569/who-wants-broader-base
  8. Taxed by the GST proposal

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Just three weeks after launching a public consultation on a goods and services tax, the government has already found itself bracing for a game it cannot win. On Thursday, ... with the public outcry against the proposed new tax, Mr Tsang will be caught between a rock and a hard place. He faces growing pressure to take a definite position on the GST. If he speaks positively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560228/taxed-gst-proposal
  9. Tax cut?

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Everyone likes a tax cut, but is it wise policy by chief executive-designate Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to offer the prospect of one, given economic conditions in Hong Kong and internationally? Share your views: write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505172/tax-cut
  10. Sales tax likely to be put on hold

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Dennis Eng Politicians rule out ground-breaking steps in Henry Tang's budget Concerns have been raised that the proposed sales tax and other controversial issues ... the age limit for people claiming tax allowances for supporting elderly parents. With Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen poised to move up as acting chief executive, Ms Tam said she believed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491199/sales-tax-likely-be-put-hold

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