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  1. British taxman may come for a big slice of your cake

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Howard Bilton For many British expats, the solids have just hit the air conditioning. A recent tax case has made it clear that if you are a British national living in Hong Kong but have maintained connections with Britain, you are at risk from the British ...

  2. The pros of corporatising real estate

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

    ... estimated that annual demand for new properties was 40,000 units and only about 15,000 units come on to the market each year- the cause of the rapid rise in prices seems clear enough. Hence ...

  3. Our generous allowances- the ins and outs

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong will not be taxed anywhere worldwide if the person is a United Kingdom citizen? Charlotte Cochrane Things may not be quite that simple, but the fact that you are a UK citizen is probably ...

  4. British tax case ruling unlikely to affect vast majority of expatriates

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

    ... I am concerned by the content of Howard Bilton's Tax File column ('British taxman may come for a big slice of your cake', February 28). It is likely to concern a large number of your British expatriate readership unnecessarily. For example, ...

  5. Bank staff must make sure customers understand risks

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An initial report has already been issued by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority about the improvement to be made and new guidance given to banks when advising on and dealing with customers on investment in future ('Minibond saga sparks rethink of bank ...

  6. Increased profits tax in force

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Few tax changes were discussed in the budget announced last week, but advisers say it is good idea to be aware of several amendments that come into effect this financial year. Topping the list is an increase in the personal profits tax, rising from 15.5 p ...

  7. Trust funds can help expatriates minimise their taxes the legal way

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Reports by Chris Davis THOUGH THEY SOUND remarkably similar, tax evasion and avoiding taxes are two completely different games. Whereas tax evasion is a criminal offence that could result in a hefty fine or even a jail term, avoiding or minimising tax liabilities could be considered good common sense. Tax rates and taxible activities can vary from country to country. Under United ...

  8. Britain's Tories pledge tax cuts for first-time buyers

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Threshold on stamp duty to be raised if Conservatives win the UK election Hong Kong buyers of British properties valued under GBP250,000 ($3.73 million) can save thousands of pounds in tax if the Conservatives win the general elec ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour blasts George Osborne over Britain's loss of AAA credit rating

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... for the government and a cause for piqued pride, we suspect that the loss of the AAA rating will have only a limited negative impact for the UK economy. This was the case for both France and the United ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn United's jersey just like the ' little black dress' Richard Arnold, the commercial director of that soccer team Manchester United is in Hong Kong to promote the brand. To hear him speak, United is not so much an English team as a global brand. 'If Manchester United's fans all lived in one country, it would be the world's third largest ...




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