On 28 July 2021, the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”) released its guidance on tax issues arising from the pandemic.
Last April 2020, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) issued the ‘OECD Secretariat Analysis of Tax Treaties and the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis’ (“the Analysis”). The Analysis is a practical COVID-19 tax guidance. It provides governments around the world with guidelines on how to treat unintended or adverse tax consequences that taxpayers […]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments have taken unprecedented measures such as implementing strict quarantine requirements or travel restrictions. As a result, senior executives who are used to travel frequently may now be forced to stay much longer in a host country than usually or even get stranded there. This situation may raise significant Covid-19 […]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries, such as aviation, tourism, hotel, hospitality, retail and catering, have been severely impacted. As a result, various employees, such as pilots and salesmen, have been dismissed by their employers. Some of those employees may be entitled to termination/redundancy/severance packages from their employers, such as a reward for their […]