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  1. CTA exam teaches global tax skills

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and management is essential. In light of this, the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK) provides a comprehensive Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination programme to promote the study of taxation and elevate the standard of tax professionals in Hong Kong. The programme is designed to meet growing market needs, provide a benchmark for new entrants to the profession, and enhance ...

  2. Rust belt VAT plan to go countrywide

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the purchase of fixed assets, including equipment and machinery, according to the latest data from the State Administration of Taxation. The VAT reform had started to help the northeast attract investors and expand productive capacity by upgrading infrastructure, Dr Yang said. State Administration of Taxation director Xie Xuren said the government would implement the consumption-based, VAT ...

  3. A narrow tax base?

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... to find fault with the government and, this time, they say that the financial secretary has further narrowed the already slender tax base and undermined Hong Kong's stable taxation revenue. ...

  4. Firms get back part of tax payments

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... intended to replace the sales tax. Companies that have paid the VAT are now being compensated by the local government for part of the increase in their tax liabilities, according to taxation ... described as invalid by the taxation officials, the companies' tax liabilities ended up being higher, and the municipal government agreed to pay back 70 per cent of the increased tax payments. ...

  5. Cooling economy may revive the debate on sales tax

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson The approaching economic slowdown may see the Hong Kong government revisit the possibility of implementing a tax on goods and services, as trends show an increasing dependence by governments worldwide on indirect taxes to make up shortfalls in ...

  6. The pros of corporatising real estate

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Howard Bilton Chairman, The Sovereign Group There is much enthusiasm in Hong Kong for investment in property, and for good reason. Companies can go bust, thus vaporising the value of their shares and bonds. Property, however, will always have a value. Mos ...

  7. Calls to help poor via tax subsidies

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... receiving tax refunds averaging US$2,240 last year. The president of the Hong Kong Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, Philip Hung, said that reaching out to those in need, most of whom do not pay ...

  8. Subsidies unveiled for energy-saving home appliances

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com In a move designed to boost domestic consumption and cut carbon emissions, the central government has earmarked 26.5 billion yuan (HK$32.5 billion) in subsidies for energy-saving home appliances. Under a resolution reached a ...

  9. Tax experts call for review of laws

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong's outdated tax laws need a comprehensive review as they are contributing to disputes between companies and revenue authorities. Ernst & Young global head of tax policy Christopher Sanger said in an interview ...

  10. Mainland plans unified tax regime for corporations

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Organisation rules is circulating among senior State Administration of Taxation officials. Although the unified rate has yet to be finalised, 25 per cent, 27 per cent and 30 per cent have been floated ... enterprises operating in the country, according to the State Administration of Taxation. 'Setting a tax rate is only part of the reform,' Mr Po said. 'Another challenge is to decide ...




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