New super tax deduction may not be as inclusive as it seems

New super tax deduction may not be as inclusive as it seems

In order to encourage R&D to be conducted in Hong Kong, the government proposed in its new budget a super tax deduction of 300 percent…

Failed abroad, to fail in Hong Kong? New tax on vacant homes of uncertain impact

In a city where housing situation has been a nightmare for many, the government is looking to an alternative to stamp duty to alleviate the…

New tax break of electric cars gets less-than-electric response

Hong Kong will give new tax breaks of up to HK$250,000 for car owners who switch to an electric vehicle. The Special Administrative Region’s government…

Hong Kong doing less “good”, survey finds

Hong Kong doing less “good”, survey finds

Hong Kong is falling behind its Asian peers in supporting charitable giving through fiscal incentives. The Doing Good Index 2018, a report published this week…

Blacklisted HK: The Italian Case

Blacklisted HK: The Italian Case

Viva Italia! Italy joined Spain recently to keep Hong Kong safe from an EU tax blacklisting by announcing an early removal of Hong Kong from…

FATCA me if you can: Hong Kong should learn from Israel

FATCA me if you can: Hong Kong should learn from Israel

Israeli politicians occasionally risk the ire of their American allies. Some have successfully challenged legislation in court to slow the implementation of FATCA-related legislation. Watch…

Blacklisted HK: The Spanish Case

Blacklisted HK: The Spanish Case

The blacklisting saga did not start with Spain, but it did end with a timely correction related to it. Harbour Times explains how Hong Kong…

High Tide (November 19th 2015) – Daily political round up

High Tide (November 19th 2015) – Daily political round up

Audit Commission reports on underpaid mail, food waste and more; Spiritual leaders call for dialogue. Photo: Chris Lusher

Blacklisted HK: The Latvian Case

Blacklisted HK: The Latvian Case

The blacklisting of Hong Kong by the European Union is over for the moment with Spain explaining to the EU it didn’t have HK on…

Harbour View: PIGS and Minnows

Harbour View: PIGS and Minnows

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