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  1. Stamp duty cut and rates waiver to boost home sales

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito and Klaudia Lee The reduction in stamp duty, and a rates waiver will stimulate the mass housing market, luring more potential buyers, say developers and property agents. Cheung Kong (Holdings) chairman Li Ka-shing welcomed the reduction on stam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583243/stamp-duty-cut-and-rates-waiver-boost-home-sales
  2. Sales-tax exemptions seen as complicated

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Linda Choy

    ... Linda Choy The introduction of exemptions for necessities would complicate the proposed goods and services tax (GST) and raise compliance costs for businesses, says a government source familiar with the issue. Scheduled for release on Tuesday, the consult ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556340/sales-tax-exemptions-seen-complicated
  3. Estate duty may cease

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of the most significant proposals being considered by the Hong Kong government as part of its effort to increase the city's competitiveness as a financial centre both globally and regionally is a plan to abolish estate duty. With the majority of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519596/estate-duty-may-cease
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492759/dont-let-return-good-times-delay-gst
  5. Silver lining to a tax on spending

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Henry Tang says cuts could be made to other levies if GST is introduced There might be scope for other tax reductions if a goods and services tax (GST) is introduced in Hong Kong, Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said yesterday. An i ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447784/silver-lining-tax-spending
  6. Sun ready to set on death taxes

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... with staff cuts should also not be exaggerated, said Li Man-fai, president of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. Mr Li said the $1.5 billion the government stands to lose through the abolition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493140/sun-ready-set-death-taxes
  7. Sales-tax protesters on march

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung About 200 people braved a thunderstorm to protest against the proposed goods and services tax (GST) yesterday. Legislator Sin Chung-kai of the Democratic Party, which organised the march from Wan Chai to Central, said Financial Secretary Henr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561063/sales-tax-protesters-march
  8. Thousands join Liberal Party's march to protest against GST

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Thousands of people from the catering, retail and logistics industries joined a march organised by the Liberal Party to protest against the proposed goods and services tax yesterday. About 6,000 demonstrators attended the event, the party said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559445/thousands-join-liberal-partys-march-protest-against-gst
  9. New alliance to launch fight against GST proposal

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Society for Community Organisation is set to form an alliance to launch a battle against a proposed goods and services tax which it says will disadvantage the poor. Director Ho Hei-wah said he had plans to liaise with different organisations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556716/new-alliance-launch-fight-against-gst-proposal
  10. Events

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Proposals on the new UK statutory tax residence tests and reform of the taxation of non-UK domiciles'. British Consulate-General. Tomorrow: Republicans Abroad breakfast: 'Elimination of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion: What Expats Need to Know'. The American Club. Hong Kong Securities Institute lunch: 'RMB ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974706/events

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