Estate Tax in the United States

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Monday, 3 October, 2011, 12:00am

Budget for wealthy?

Legislators have criticised the financial secretary in his budget for abolishing estate tax for the well-off while not helping people in need. Do you agree with this criticism? Share your views: write to us

19 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Where there's a will there's a happier heir

DEATH is never an easy subject, which explains why in Hong Kong - like everywhere else - few people draw up wills and most relatives must wait years before estates are settled.

In fact, only one in 10 people in Hong Kong writes a will, compared with three out of 10 in Britain and one in four in the United States.

8 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Matheson launches package for UK

MATHESON PFC yesterday kicked off a financial planning service aimed at executives and their families to relocate to Britain.

The service, which costs GBP500 (about HK$6,075), includes the preparation and filing of initial tax returns and accompanying documents.

18 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Seek advice or end up turning in your grave

MONEY Matters has frequently made reference to the principal of caveat emptor - when it comes to financial planning advice, buyer beware.

For most individual investors, the most sensible way to double check advice is, of course, to get a second opinion from another financial adviser.

13 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Duty-bound: a second coming of estate duty

THE recent article on domicile and its impact on Britain's Inheritance Tax provisions provoked a strong response from readers.

First, in response to one query, the inheritance tax on GBP1 million would be GBP340,000. The calculation is as follows: GBP1 million minus GBP150,000 (0 per cent allowance).

30 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

UK taxman chases expats to the grave and beyond

YOU arrived in Hong Kong from your home in Britain in the early 70s and have been living and working here ever since.

Certainly, you intend to live here for a good many years to come.

The above definition no doubt fits many hundreds if not thousands of expatriates reading Money Matters this morning.

16 Jan 1994 - 12:00am