A woman and a child watch the live broadcast of Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po delivering the 2018-2019 budget, in Kowloon Bay. The budget offered tax breaks to the middle-class, but no substantial overhaul of the tax structure. Photo: Winson Wong

How Hong Kong’s tax regime short-changes residents by encouraging speculation and evading the city’s funding needs

Stefano Mariani says the missing piece in Hong Kong’s budget is tax reform, as Hongkongers have not made the connection between the city’s ‘simple and low’ tax regime and its housing, infrastructure and retirement protection problems

Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2018-2019

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A woman and a child watch the live broadcast of Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po delivering the 2018-2019 budget, in Kowloon Bay. The budget offered tax breaks to the middle-class, but no substantial overhaul of the tax structure. Photo: Winson Wong
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