Hong Kong’s new property regime is already inspiring ingenious countermeasures from non-residents looking to buy in one of the world’s priciest real estate markets. Photo: AFP Hong Kong’s new property regime is already inspiring ingenious countermeasures from non-residents looking to buy in one of the world’s priciest real estate markets. Photo: AFP
Hong Kong’s new property regime is already inspiring ingenious countermeasures from non-residents looking to buy in one of the world’s priciest real estate markets. Photo: AFP

Loophole lets home sellers evade stamp duty

Levy that can be skirted by holding flat under a company name also covers original sales tariff

Topic |   Hong Kong stamp duty
Hong Kong’s new property regime is already inspiring ingenious countermeasures from non-residents looking to buy in one of the world’s priciest real estate markets. Photo: AFP Hong Kong’s new property regime is already inspiring ingenious countermeasures from non-residents looking to buy in one of the world’s priciest real estate markets. Photo: AFP
Hong Kong’s new property regime is already inspiring ingenious countermeasures from non-residents looking to buy in one of the world’s priciest real estate markets. Photo: AFP
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