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  1. Land of plenty

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... It's time the government addressed the whole issue of land taxation directly and discussed its impact on land and property prices, as well as on the economy as a whole. That is the sort ...

  2. Keep the GST in perspective

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh The government says its aim in proposing a goods and services tax is to broaden the tax base. Is this true? The purpose of taxation is to raise revenue for the government ... and cons of the system. That explanation would need to include land taxation in Hong Kong, because that is a crucial revenue-raiser for the government. The city has relied on land revenues for much ...

  3. Let's break the tax taboo

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... the property market is relatively soft, then sell when the market is good. Their skill lies in timing the whole process optimally, to maximise profits. In my view, this land-taxation system results ... in building infrastructure, such as highways, bridges, reclamation and so on. It's no surprise that the government doesn't want to discuss the subject of land taxation. Many functional ...

  4. Flimsy case for a GST

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... paid only cursory attention to taxation from rates, stamp duties on property transactions and estate duty. It observed simply that Hong Kong was 'more reliant' on such taxes than ...

  5. Read my lips: no new taxes

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... from taxation- such as salaries tax and profits tax- and various fees and charges, but also takes in large chunks of money from investment income and land-related revenues. Third, ...



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