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  1. 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. ...

  2. Brushing up on tax rules

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The fast-changing tax regulations in different regions have made taxation a specialised profession, and the market demand for professionals has been surging. The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK) has organised the Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination since 2010, to promote the study of taxation and enhance the standard of tax professionals in Hong Kong. The exam consists of four ...

  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. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article 'StanChart battles high HK operating costs' on B2 published yesterday said Standard Chartered's Hong Kong unit reported a drop of 5 per cent in operating profit for 2010 compared with 2009. It should have said operating profit before taxation and impairment losses. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Bumper year in 2012-13 as tax revenue hits record HK$242b

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... reflected part of the income of top executives. The city has been under pressure to improve its taxation regime to tackle growing concerns over tax evasion. An amendment has been tabled to the Legislative Council, so the Hong Kong government can conduct tax information exchanges with other jurisdictions. Taxation Institute of Hong Kong president Philip Hung urged the government to make ...

  7. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    The Week Explained: Taxing the rich

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of this kind are provocative, few issues excite the kind of passion aroused by taxation. On one side are those who see taxation as a means of redistributing wealth and the social responsibility ... percentage of tax than anyone else. Critics dismiss this data, pointing out that actual income is what counts and that the "defend the rich" camp tend to focus on federal taxation, whereas ...

  8. Taxman took record HK$155b last year

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Tax revenue in the last financial year was a record HK$155.1 billion, but the government expects that tax relief measures set out in the budget will reduce the figure by HK$11 billion this year, the head of the Inland Revenue Department sai ...

  9. Advanced deals to avert potential taxing audits

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... For companies, APAs can help them avoid double taxation both in China and its home country. And with structured tax agreements in place, they can also rest assured that they will not receive any surprise visits. 'A lot of FIEs are interested in APAs, as they enable them to avoid double taxation and audits which can be pretty troublesome,' said PwC tax partner Spencer Chong Tsz-nam. ...

  10. 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 ...




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