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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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, ...

  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 ...

  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 ...




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