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  1. The taxing cost of an elite education

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The Harrow International School in Hong Kong is not open until September and parents are already fighting over who can pay the most to get their children into this august institution. Wait a minute, it's not the same as the h ...

  2. Women want tax breaks, better childcare

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Nearly half the women aged between 20 and 39 would consider having a child if the government provided tax concessions and better childcare services, a study has found. Chinese University, which polled 733 women in June, also found that 75 per cent felt stressed trying to balance work and family life, and only one in five married women planned to have children. ...

  3. In a nutshell

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Push ahead with 10 large-scale infrastructure projects for economic growth worth HK$250b In 2008-09, lower profits tax by one percentage point to 16.5 per cent and reduce standard salaries tax rate to 15% Waive rates for the last quarter of 2007-08 Health-care vouchers worth HK$250 to pay for private medical care offered to all citizens aged at least 70 Invite the business ...

  4. Wen approves big rise in schools tax

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a directive to raise the education tax paid by enterprises from 2 per cent to 3 per cent. The levy is based on the equivalent they pay in value-added and business taxes. The public faces the same rise, based on what they pay in consumption tax. The decision, which was signed by the premier on August 20, is effective from October 1. The just-passed regulation also removed a concession ...

  5. More tax breaks would make for smoother sailing, says proud dad

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh People should be offered bigger tax incentives to encourage them to have more children, windsurfing coach Sam Wong Tak-sum said after his wife, Lee Lai-shan, gave birth to their second girl on Sunday. They introduced their baby, who has not been named, to the media yesterday at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. Their other daughter, Haylie, is two this month. San ...

  6. Tax relief not the only way to help needy students

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has also aroused controversies over the quality of programmes, their high fees and now, tax relief. As course providers receive no government subsidies, fees for associate degree programmes are high, ranging between $40,000 and $50,000 a year. To ease their financial burden, the government has been urged to grant tax deductions to associate degree students, or to their parents. ...

  7. Tax the billionaires

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The registration fees of BVI companies alone will exceed $500 million. Also, drop your moral baggage and lower the cigarette tax to a reasonable level. A price of $15 per packet, coupled with a ban ...

  8. Have your say

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... services for granted. I support the introduction of a goods and services tax (GST). Most revenue comes from land sales, which can go up and down, depending on the economy, and profit and salaries taxes. The tax system is not flexible enough and cannot easily cover unanticipated expenses. A GST will mean more people will pay tax and more revenue can be generated, allowing the government ...

  9. UBS programme aims to develop talent

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... UBS launched its latest wealth management associate programme last month as part of continuing efforts to develop a pipeline of talent in the region. To be accepted, candidates must have a bachelor's, master's or an MBA degree from a leading uni ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    American universities still a rewarding option for Hong Kong students

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 01:29pm by Jason Cheng

    ... Jason Cheng The university application process is tough and frustrating, but ultimately worthwhile The university application process has been frustrating and taxing on both the body and mind. As a future first year student in the United States, I’m thrilled that my endless nights of essay writing are over. Applying to the US is a popular route taken by many Hong Kong students ...




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