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  1. Taxes to remain largely unchanged, some relief measures

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... ROBERT CAIRNS Updated at 5.11pm: Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen announced no major new taxes in his budget on Wednesday but did unveil some relief measures for wage earners. Mr Tang told the Legislative Council during his second budget speech tha ...

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    'Vote ploy' uproar stalls BC premier's plan to apologise for Chinese head tax

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver British Columbia premier puts hold on plans to express regret over tax on Chinese immigrants after paper surfaces detailing ethnic vote push 'Vote ploy' furore stalls apology Plans by British Columbia's government to ...

  3. Concrete action in tax report ruled out

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung No concrete measures will be recommended in a forthcoming government report to solve the challenges faced by Hong Kong's tax system, although the majority of the public agree the city needs to broaden its tax base. A government source sai ...

  4. Residential property and finance escape the net

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Residential property transactions and many financial products and services would not be subject to the goods and services tax to preserve Hong Kong's competitiveness. A government source said applying GST to residential property could ...

  5. On the right track

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... Rick Boychuk, Ottawa They set out from Vancouver on Friday morning last week, on a train they dubbed the Redress Express. Aboard were a handful of the 20 surviving Chinese-Canadians who had been singled out and forced to pay a head tax to enter Canada. Th ...

  6. Accountants propose alternatives to GST

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A land and sea departure tax, a capital gains tax or an income tax levied on Hong Kong citizens worldwide should be considered as alternatives to broaden the tax base, Hong Kong accountants say. The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Ac ...

  7. GST may help close wealth gap, unionist legislator says

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn and Denise Hung A unionist legislator has given rare backing to the proposed goods and services tax, saying it would be acceptable provided the government can eliminate the worries of the poor. Kwong Chi-kin, of the Federation of Trade Unions, ...

  8. Proposal for GST denounced as a 'sugar-coated poison'

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

    ... Dennis Eng and Donald Asprey Lawmakers, traders and unions say the government's plan to widen tax base will hit business hard Shops fear the worst if a 5 per cent tax on goods and services is brought in. They say it will hit business hard and erode a ...

  9. Shops group fears GST impact

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn and Denise Hung Sales tax seen sending small businesses to the wall and killing HK as a shopping hub Hong Kong will no longer be a shopping hub if a goods and services tax (GST) is imposed, the head of a retail group said yesterday. Political p ...

  10. Don't let return of good times delay GST

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A recent survey of visitors to Hong Kong found that most were against the introduction of a sales tax on their purchases here. This is hardly surprising: no one likes new taxes, and tourists are no exception. A possible fall in tourist spending and other ...




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