Topic

Capital gains tax i

TOPIC

Capital gains tax

A capital gains tax (CGT) is a tax on capital gains, the profit realised on the sale of a non-inventory asset that was purchased at a lower price. The most common capital gains are realised from the sale of stocks, bonds, precious metals and property. Not all countries implement a capital gains tax and most have different rates of taxation for individuals and corporations.

Concrete Analysis | A smart way for newly arrived Hongkongers to pay the UK’s global tax

24 May 2022 - 12:01PM

My Take | Deficits, anyone? Time for a Hong Kong capital-gains tax

Why should Hong Kong’s wage slaves pay up to two months of their earnings in taxes while profitable stock punters and property speculators – and our tycoons – get to keep all their gains?

28 Apr 2021 - 1:14AM

Opinion | Why Hong Kong should not raise taxes on gambling and stock trading

21 Feb 2021 - 9:53AM

The View | Cut red tape to really help small businesses, not taxes

16 Aug 2017 - 11:03PM

Opinion | Little hope that latest cooling measures will ease property costs

These days, mainlanders and Hongkongers may not see eye to eye on many things - political developments in Hong Kong and even the number of baby formula tins that may be bought, to name two examples. But there is one thing that is sure to rile both sides - property prices soaring far beyond the means of ordinary people.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:32AM