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Hong Kong Archive

  • November 2010

    Firms show their best side at Asia Awards

    November 23, 2010

    The competition to provide advice of the highest quality to taxpayers in Asia was evident at the Asia Tax Awards, which were presented in Singapore tonight and which were attended by leading tax directors, officials and practitioners from throughout the region.

  • The 21 biggest influences in tax today

    November 01, 2010

    To mark the 21st birthday of International Tax Review in November 2010, the editorial staff of the magazine decided to choose the 21 most influential people or organisations in tax today.

  • Twenty-one years in tax

    November 01, 2010

    As International Tax Review celebrates its 21st birthday in November 2010, Erin Kelechava takes the opportunity to look back at a selection of the notable events in tax since 1989.

  • Tax directors, development, and poverty eradication

    November 01, 2010

    As the financial crisis takes its toll on countries in Europe, North America and Asia and with aid budgets under pressure, attention has turned to tax as a means of financing development in poor countries. Do tax directors have a part to play in this? And is there a business case for helping poor countries raise tax revenue? David McNair of Christian Aid of the UK looks at the debate.

  • Court decides on Vodafone

    November 01, 2010

    The Bombay High Court in the case of Vodafone International Holdings [2010-TII-13-HC-MUM-INTL] adjudicated on the issue relating to taxation of indirect transfer of shares of an Indian company.

  • Ireland signs tax treaty with Hong Kong

    November 01, 2010

  • October 2010

    Challenges of China's double tax agreements

    October 01, 2010

    Over the past 12 months the Chinese government has been keeping taxpayers busy with the release of a number of significant anti-avoidance tax circulars. Yongjun Peter Ni, Hao Jiang and Jiang Bian of White & Case in China explain how these circulars affect double tax agreements.

  • September 2010

    Asia tax directors speak out against extra pressure

    September 01, 2010

    Tax executives are being placed under extra pressure. Their busy times are no longer just at year end, they are all year round. This is where external advisers step in to reduce the workload. Jack Grocott analyses the results of the Asia-Pacific Client Services Poll 2010 and investigates the problems executives are facing and how advisers can help.

  • Targeting indirect share transfers by foreign investors

    September 01, 2010

    Jon Eichelberger of Baker & McKenzie in Beijing warns taxpayers about the difficulties raised by circular 698 for foreign investors. The new regulations bring in procedures for reporting that will affect many international companies.

  • July 2010

    China claims biggest 698 victory

    July 01, 2010

  • Tax authorities' claim Vodafone warned of $2 billion tax bill

    July 01, 2010

  • Beware Circular 698 on indirect transfers

    July 01, 2010

    Released only eight months ago, China's circular 698 caused much controversy as it gave the tax authorities the power to investigate transactions dating back to 2008 while requiring taxpayers to report any indirect transfers within 30 days of completion. But with many not paying attention to the circular, Jack Grocott investigates how an influential court settlement is likely to make taxpayers think twice about ignoring the circular.

  • June 2010

    Singapore and Hong Kong top survey

    June 08, 2010

  • Controversy and litigation dominate tax forum

    June 01, 2010

    Following last month's Asia Tax Executives' Forum in Singapore, Ralph Cunningham and Jack Grocott discover what is really keeping Asia-Pacific taxpayers up at night. Increased scrutiny and dispute litigation rather than resolution really is the stuff of nightmares for the region's tax community.

  • May 2010

    Plan your next move

    May 01, 2010

    Revenue authorities around the world have become an important tool for governments as they strive to raise income to boost their battered economies after the economic downturn of the last two years. And officials have put pressure on taxpayers to be transparent in their tax planning. The advisers who can ensure this level of service are to the fore in International Tax Review's third annual poll to find the world's leading planning practices

  • Tax treaty signed between the Netherlands and Hong Kong

    May 01, 2010

  • March 2010

    Hong Kong clarifies residency rules

    March 30, 2010

    Hong Kong's Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has clarified the residency rules for offshore funds, just over a month after the financial secretary reiterated the importance of promoting asset management business in the territory.

  • Global tax transactional survey

    March 01, 2010

    Throughout the world, tax transactional advisers have adapted their advice to best support their clients during the economic downturn. Jack Grocott, Catherine Snowdon and David Stevenson speak to advisers and taxpayers in Asia, Europe and North and Latin America.

  • Chinese circular eliminates traditional planning methods

    March 01, 2010

  • February 2010

    Hong Kong budget offers only minor tax changes

    February 24, 2010

    Hong Kong's budget failed to deliver any significant tax changes, focusing rather on the extension of existing tax rules.

  • UK edges towards foreign profits reform

    February 01, 2010

    Diane Hay, formerly of the UK tax authorities, worked on the key provisions of what became the UK's new rules on the taxation of overseas income. In an extract from a new book she describes the final stage of the project

  • January 2010

    Hong Kong agrees to exchange information

    January 12, 2010

    The Hong Kong government has passed a law that enables the country to adopt the international standards for the exchange of tax information.

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