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  1. Business - Money - TAXATION

    Profits tax low on a businessman’s list of concerns

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:59am by Stephen Vines

    ... as a bunch of Scrooges, preoccupied by taxation and looking for ways to avoid paying their fair share of the tax burden. The thing about profits taxes is that they are not a tax on business ... they are running businesses; we'll come back to that later. But my point is that profits taxation is a rare example of a tax purely levied on the success of an enterprise. Hong Kong profits tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1430178/profits-tax-low-businessmans-list-concerns
  2. There's never a dull moment for flat buyers

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li When Carmen Lee and her boyfriend bought a home in Tin Shui Wai in March 1997, she never imagined the move would turn into a nightmare. They bought a 700-square-foot unit for about HK$3.5 million at Cheung Kong's Maywood Court- the fifth pha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005273/theres-never-dull-moment-flat-buyers
  3. Lawmaker sceptical of fall in property speculation

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... taxation agreements with 20 countries, five of which- Austria, Brunei, Hungary, Ireland and Britain- are already in force. Taxing times Tax revenue grew to a record HK$209 billion in the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966745/lawmaker-sceptical-fall-property-speculation
  4. Business - Economy - TAXATION

    Canada and Hong Kong end expats' double tax whammy

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Trade and investment expected to be boosted as city signs agreement No 26 on taxation HK and Canada in deal to end tax double whammy Hong Kong and Canada have signed a treaty to avoid double taxation and increase trade between the two economies. Currently, income earned by Canadians in Hong Kong who are still deemed residents of Canada ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1080272/canada-and-hong-kong-end-expats-double-tax-whammy
  5. Investors flock to commercial and industrial property markets

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong's commercial and industrial property markets are expected to remain buoyant after recording rising numbers of sales and transaction values, due mainly to the additional special stamp duty levied on quick resales of residential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966156/investors-flock-commercial-and-industrial-property-markets
  6. Call to sting speculators with extra stamp duty

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The head of an influential think tank says property sellers who engage in speculative activities should be made to pay hefty stamp duty. Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, chairman of the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, said the government should impos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730786/call-sting-speculators-extra-stamp-duty
  7. The timing is right, says tax chief

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... a taxation expert said yesterday. Richard Chow Yeung-tuen, president of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, told the City Forum organised by RTHK that there was a need to rectify overreliance ... generated by a GST would create room for cuts to direct taxes. Legislator Mandy Tam Heung-man, representing the accountancy constituency, said many countries were striving to simplify their taxation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556893/timing-right-says-tax-chief
  8. Top taxpayer probably netted HK$600 million

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong's top taxpayer last year probably took home at least HK$600 million, while one highly profitable company accounted for more than 3 per cent of total profits tax receipts, offical figures show. The biggest salaries tax bill contri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713514/top-taxpayer-probably-netted-hk600-million
  9. Where to pay tax when in and out of HK

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gives you a right to relief from double taxation. It is normal practice for one revenue authority to give a credit for tax paid in one jurisdiction against tax due on the same income in another, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707832/where-pay-tax-when-and-out-hk
  10. Biggest taxpayer forks out HK$79m

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the government's tax revenue for last year grew to a record HK$238.3 billion- suggested the rich may have cashed in stock options in the expectation of gloomy economic times ahead. Another expert, Taxation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000151/biggest-taxpayer-forks-out-hk79m

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