November 22, 2011
The double taxation avoidance treaty (DTA) between Hong Kong and the Netherlands, signed last year, will enter into force in 2012 and will increase the tax planning opportunities for companies in both jurisdictions.
November 04, 2011
Only eight jurisdictions around the world fulfil all the elements required for effective exchange of information, G20 leaders were told at their summit in Cannes today.
September 19, 2011
August 02, 2011
The knowledge of Asia’s international tax professionals is “not good enough” to cope with the rapid growth the region is experiencing, says a leading tax official.
July 27, 2011
The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department has finally issued interpretation and practice notes concerning the special stamp duty, eight months after the levy was first introduced.
July 20, 2011
Multinational companies in Asia need to “think on their feet” and “simplify existing structures” if they are to avoid the attention of increasingly revenue-hungry tax authorities, says a group of the region’s leading tax directors.
July 05, 2011
Hong Kong’s Financial Services and Treasury Bureau (FSTB) has confirmed that dividends paid to Hong Kong investors by companies in China will be subject to a 10% withholding tax.
May 13, 2011
Beneficial ownership commanded attention when the Asia Tax Executives’ Forum kicked off on May 11 with a discussion about tax developments in the region.
March 09, 2011
Hong Kong today introduced significant changes to its intellectual property (IP) regime that will promote wider application of IP and encourage the development of creative industries.
February 24, 2011
Hong Kong is losing out to Singapore as a location for investment and needs to rethink its tax strategy, say critics of yesterday’s budget.
January 26, 2011
The new comprehensive double tax agreement (CDTA) between Hong Kong and New Zealand exempts non-property holding companies from capital gains tax on alienation of shares, without any requirement on holding period or percentage of shareholding.
January 25, 2011
Stephen Nelson has joined DLA Piper as partner in the firm’s Asia tax team. He will be based in Hong Kong.