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property market stamp duty - HKWJ Tax Law

Housing Benefits & Allowance in Hong Kong

Housing benefits received by directors/employees from employers or the employers’ affiliated corporations are generally subject to salaries tax in Hong Kong unless an offshore/exemption claim on their directors’ fees/employment income can be satisfied. However, the salaries tax can be potentially mitigated in most circumstances in case the housing benefits are provided in the form of […]

Money laundyr bank regulations - HKWJ Tax Law

Money Laundering Controls on Banks

Tax evasion and money laundering have been major concerns to most of the governments for years. In order to strengthen the control over money laundering activities through the banks, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (the ‘HKMA’) has recently requested the banks in Hong Kong to closely look into their clients. In particular, the bank’s clients […]

hong kong government budget - HKWJ Tax Law

Hong Kong 2015-16 Budget

On the 25 February 2015, which also happened to be the Chinese ‘common birthday’, the Financial Secretary, Mr. John Tsang, delivered his eighth budget speech for the fiscal year 2015-16 with the theme ‘Diversification of Development and Augmentation of Competitiveness’.