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  1. HK to sign agreement with Thailand on double taxation

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTER Updated at 6.14pm: Hong Kong and Thailand this week will sign an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation- designed to help SAR businessmen who are planning to invest ... in Thailand,'' a government spokesman said on Tuesday. This is the first comprehensive agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (CDTA) that Hong Kong has concluded with an economy ...

  2. Our problem is taxation without representation

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the pitfalls of representation without taxation. Voters become more responsible and more restrained in urging welfarism when they recognise that, at the end of the day, they have to pay ... taxation but taxation without representation. Even if this were not so, however, it is a good a question whether representation should be based on share of assets rather than share of opportunity. ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Nov 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Taxing topic at forum The government should consider reducing other taxes if it decides to implement a sales tax, said Li Man-fai, president of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, at the weekly RTHK City Forum. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AGEING POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces same tough tax choices as Singapore, academic says

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Bloomberg Academic says shrinking labour force means either productivity or taxation must increase HK faces 'same tough tax choices as Singapore' Hong Kong faces ... arrangements, priority housing for couples with young children, and improving cash benefits for having children. Hong Kong Taxation Institute president Philip Hung said there were other options for Hong ...

  5. Incentive scheme is a straight wage subsidy by any other name

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Transport subsidy may be left in limbo SCMP headline, February 15 It is not a transport subsidy. The Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme will be a straight HK$600 a month giveaway to any working person who qualifies as being suf ...

  6. Shanghai property tax won't dent bullish sentiment, consultants say

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Shanghai homeowners have little to fear from a property tax intended to cool the red-hot sector, according to two global consultancies, which say it will only cause short-term uncertainty, with limited long-term impact. Shanghai is ...

  7. End this ESF dispute and seek a better deal

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peace, it seems, did not break out for long at the English Schools Foundation, which provides the education of choice for an increasing number of ethnic Chinese as well as expatriate parents. Rises in fees that are becoming annual events, and a HK$25,000 ...

  8. Cash help for first-home buyers

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Chongqing city plans to subsidise mortgage payments for first-time property buyers frozen out of the market by soaring prices. Analysts said the move would encourage sales but would not drive up prices because the programme targeted lower-incom ...

  9. Protesters ask for travel subsidy extension

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong More than 40 people marched to government headquarters yesterday to demand the extension of a travel subsidy for people looking for work outside their home area. Those who earn HK$6,500 a month or less and live in remote districts qualify for ...

  10. Electricity use rises on hot weather, subsidies

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hot weather and electricity subsidies last year may have powered the strongest growth in electricity consumption by households in a decade. More than two million households consumed five per cent more power last year, bringing the total use ...




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