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Hong Kong Tax News

Mutual Assistance Convention Extended to Hong Kong and Macau
Jun 18, 2018
Hong Kong Publishes Legislation on Three Tax Concession Measures
Jun 08, 2018
Tax Treaty between Finland and Hong Kong Signed
May 31, 2018
Hong Kong Publishes Subsidiary Legislation for Open-Ended Fund Companies
May 22, 2018
Hong Kong Publishes Order to Implement Pending Tax Treaty with Saudi Arabia
May 21, 2018
Hong Kong Passes Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2018 Including Capped Tax Reduction and New Individual Tax Brackets
May 18, 2018
Swiss Federal Council Approves Agreements on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information with Hong Kong and Singapore.
May 14, 2018
Hong Kong Government Confirms It Will Not Relax Restrictions on Allowances for Machinery, Equipment, and IP Rights Used Outside Hong Kong
May 04, 2018
Hong Kong Publishes Amendments to Draft BEPS Bill
May 01, 2018
Hong Kong Publishes Bill for New R&D Incentive
Apr 25, 2018
Hong Kong Enacts 2018 Stamp Duty Amendment Ordinance to Restrict Exemption when Multiple Properties Acquired under a Single Instrument
Apr 23, 2018
Finland to Signed Tax Treaty with Hong Kong
Apr 12, 2018
Saudi Arabia Approves Pending Tax Treaty with Hong Kong
Apr 05, 2018
Hong Kong Publishes Ordinance to Exempt Privately Offered Open-Ended Fund Companies from Profits Tax
Apr 03, 2018
Hong Kong Ordinance for Two-Tiered Profits Tax Regime Published in Official Gazette
Mar 30, 2018
Hong Kong Legislative Council Passes Bill for Two-Tiered Profits Tax
Mar 28, 2018
Hong Kong Gazettes Draft Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2018 to Expand Scope of IP Rights Expenditure Eligible for Deduction
Mar 27, 2018
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and India Signed
Mar 21, 2018
Hong Kong Launches CbC Reporting Portal
Mar 14, 2018
Hong Kong Gazettes Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2018
Mar 09, 2018
Hong Kong Budget 2018-19 Delivered
Mar 02, 2018
Switzerland Ranked Number 1 in Financial Secrecy; U.S. Ranked Number 2
Feb 01, 2018
Hong Kong Stamp Duty (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 Published
Jan 26, 2018
Hong Kong Enters into Bilateral CbC Exchange Arrangement with France; Confirms Arrangements with Ireland, South Africa, and the UK
Jan 18, 2018
Hong Kong Publishes Draft Legislation to Implement BEPS Measures and Two-Tiered Profits Tax Rate
Jan 02, 2018
Tax Treaty between Belarus and Hong Kong has Entered into Force
Dec 05, 2017
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Pakistan has Entered into Force
Nov 30, 2017
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Latvia has Entered into Force
Nov 28, 2017
Bahrain to Sign Tax Treaty with Hong Kong
Nov 15, 2017
India to Sign Tax Treaty with Hong Kong and Amending Protocol to Tax Treaty with Kyrgyzstan
Nov 14, 2017
CbC Exchange MoU between Hong Kong and South Africa Signed
Nov 13, 2017
Hong Kong Issues Departmental Interpretation and Practice Notes on Tax Concession for Aircraft Leasing
Nov 10, 2017
Hong Kong and Switzerland Sign Agreement on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
Oct 16, 2017
Hong Kong Planning New Two-Tiered Profits Tax System and R&D Incentive
Oct 13, 2017
Hong Kong Publishes Bill to Allow Participation in Mutual Assistance Convention
Oct 11, 2017
Hong Kong Report Published Recommending Introduction of Group Loss Relief
Sep 14, 2017
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia Signed
Aug 29, 2017
Pakistan Approves Pending Tax Treaty with Hong Kong
Aug 18, 2017
Hong Kong Publishes Consultation Report on Measures to Counter BEPS
Aug 02, 2017
Hong Kong and New Zealand Sign Competent Authority Agreement for Exchange of Tax Information
Jul 18, 2017
Hong Kong Government Response on Possible Tax Concessions including Two-Tier Profit Tax and R&D Incentive
Jul 10, 2017
Hong Kong Publishes Orders for the Implementation of the Pending Tax Treaties with Belarus, Latvia, and Pakistan
Jul 05, 2017
Protocol to Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and New Zealand Signed
Jun 30, 2017
Hong Kong Publishes Bill to Exempt Privately Offered Open-Ended Fund Companies from Profits Tax
Jun 26, 2017
Hong Kong Signs Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information with Indonesia
Jun 20, 2017
Hong Kong Publishes Amendment Ordinance on Reportable Jurisdictions for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
Jun 19, 2017
Hong Kong Issues Notice on Property Tax Obligations
Jun 16, 2017
Tax Treaty between Cambodia and Hong Kong under Negotiation
Jun 16, 2017
Hong Kong Signs Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information with Ireland
Jun 12, 2017
Hong Kong Expands List of Reportable Jurisdiction for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
Jun 09, 2017
Signing Ceremony Held for BEPS Multilateral Instrument
Jun 08, 2017
Hong Kong Passes Legislation for 2017-18 Budget Measures
May 30, 2017
Hong Kong Considering Mutual Assistance Convention to Expand Automatic Information Exchange Network
May 26, 2017
Hong Kong Board of Review Publishes Decision Concerning Offshore Profits from China and a Claimed Downward Transfer Pricing Adjustment
May 05, 2017
Belarus Approves Pending Tax Treaty with Hong Kong
Apr 25, 2017
Hong Kong to Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information with Switzerland
Apr 21, 2017
Hong Kong Restricts Exemption from New Residential Stamp Duty
Apr 14, 2017
Hong Kong Signs Agreements for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information with Portugal and South Africa
Apr 06, 2017
Hong Kong Signs Agreements for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information with Six Countries
Mar 20, 2017
Hong Kong Business Registration Fee Waiver to Expire
Mar 01, 2017
Hong Kong Budget 2017-18 Delivered
Feb 23, 2017
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Pakistan Signed
Feb 22, 2017
Swiss Tax Treaties with Anti-Abuse Provisions
Feb 08, 2017
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Nigeria under Negotiation
Feb 06, 2017
Hong Kong Agreements for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information with Japan and the UK Enter into Force
Feb 03, 2017
Hong Kong Publishes Legislation for Increased Stamp Duty on Residential Property Transactions
Jan 31, 2017
Hong Kong and South Korea Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
Jan 26, 2017
Tax Treaty between Belarus and Hong Kong Signed
Jan 19, 2017
Russia to Remove Hong Kong from Tax Haven List
Jan 17, 2017
Hong Kong Consulting on Enhanced Transparency of Beneficial Ownership and New Customer Due Diligence Requirements
Jan 13, 2017
Saudi Arabia to Sign Tax Treaty with Hong Kong
Jan 12, 2017
Hong Kong Publishes CbC Reporting Guidance including for Voluntary Filing
Dec 27, 2016
Hong Kong Revises Guidance on Court-Free Company Amalgamations
Dec 20, 2016
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Romania has Entered into Force
Dec 12, 2016
Hong Kong Revised Practice Notes on Appeals Procedures
Dec 06, 2016
Hong Kong to Increase Stamp Duty Rate on Residential Property Transactions
Nov 14, 2016
Hong Kong Signs Agreements for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information with Japan and the UK
Nov 01, 2016
Hong Kong Consults on Implementation of BEPS Measures
Oct 28, 2016
Latvia Ratifies Tax Treaties with Cyprus and Hong Kong
Oct 21, 2016
Tax Treaty between Belarus and Hong Kong to be Negotiated
Oct 14, 2016
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and South Korea has Entered into Force
Sep 30, 2016
Korea Ratifies Pending Tax Treaties with Multiple Countries
Sep 28, 2016
Romania's Lower House Approves Tax Agreement with Hong Kong
Sep 26, 2016
Hong Kong Issues Practice Notes on Interest Deduction Rules for Intra-Group Financing and Concessionary Profits Tax Rate for Corporate Treasury Centers
Sep 13, 2016
Hong Kong Clarifies Tax Consequences Following Amalgamation
Aug 26, 2016
Negotiations for a Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Turkey Concluded
Aug 23, 2016
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Russia has Entered into Force
Aug 10, 2016
Hong Kong Ratifies Tax Treaty with Romania
Aug 09, 2016
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Turkey to be Negotiated
Aug 09, 2016
Hong Kong Legal Framework for Automatic Exchange of Information has Come into Effect
Jul 06, 2016
82 Countries Committed to Implementation of Four Minimum Standards of OECD BEPS Project under Inclusive Framework
Jul 05, 2016
Hong Kong Joins Framework for Implementation of BEPS Measures
Jun 21, 2016
Hong Kong Revises Application Forms for Certificate of Resident Status
Jun 20, 2016
Hong Kong Enacts Interest Deduction Rules for Intra-Group Financing and Concessionary Profits Tax Rate for Corporate Treasury Centers
Jun 06, 2016
Hong Kong Publishes New and Revised Practice Notes on Profits Tax Exemption for Offshore Private Equity Funds
Jun 02, 2016
Hong Kong 2016-2017 Budget Legislation Passed
May 26, 2016
OECD Forum on Tax Administration Agrees on Common Transmission System for CbC and CRS Information
May 18, 2016
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Latvia Signed
Apr 15, 2016
Hong Kong to Sign Tax Treaty with Latvia
Apr 12, 2016
Tax Treaty between Cyprus and Hong Kong to be Negotiated
Mar 28, 2016
Mauritius Publishes Update on Tax Treaty/TIEA Negotiations Status
Mar 15, 2016
TIEA between Greenland and Hong Kong has Entered into Force
Mar 04, 2016
TIEA between Hong Kong and Sweden has Entered into Force
Mar 04, 2016
Hong Kong 2016-2017 Budget Delivered with a Focus on Supporting Businesses
Feb 26, 2016
Hong Kong to Accept 2015/2016 Profits Tax Returns with Profits Computed on a Fair Value Basis
Feb 03, 2016
Tax Treaty between Australia and Hong Kong to be Negotiated
Feb 03, 2016
Hong Kong Updates List of Debt Instruments Eligible for Profits Tax Concessions or Exemption
Feb 02, 2016
TIEA between Hong Kong and Poland under Negotiation
Feb 01, 2016
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Russia Signed
Jan 20, 2016
Protocol to the Tax Arrangement between China and Hong Kong has Entered into Force
Jan 14, 2016
Hong Kong IRD Publishes Guidance on Court-Free Company Amalgamations
Jan 04, 2016
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates has Entered into Force
Dec 23, 2015
Hong Kong TIEAs with Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway have Entered into Force
Dec 15, 2015
Argentina has Concluded Negotiations for TIEAs with Hong Kong and Jamaica
Dec 11, 2015
Italy Removes Hong Kong from Blacklist for Non-Deductible Expenses and CFC Regime
Dec 09, 2015
Hong Kong Publishes Enhanced Interest Deduction Rules for Intra-Group Financing and a Concessionary Profits Tax Rate for Corporate Treasury Centers
Dec 08, 2015
Russia to Sign Tax Treaties with Hong Kong and Oman
Dec 03, 2015
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Romania Signed
Nov 23, 2015
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and South Africa has Entered into Force
Nov 05, 2015
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Pakistan Signed
Oct 22, 2015
Croatia to Sign Tax Treaty with Hong Kong
Oct 09, 2015
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Pakistan under Negotiation
Oct 02, 2015
Hong Kong and India Continue Tax Treaty Negotiations
Sep 25, 2015
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Italy has Entered into Force
Aug 17, 2015
Philippines Announces Negotiation Status of Tax Treaties with Cambodia, Laos, Mexico, and Myanmar and TIEA Negotiations with Hong Kong
Aug 17, 2015
Hong Kong Passes Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2015 including Tax Exemption for Offshore Private Equity Funds
Jul 16, 2015
Hong Kong Passes Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2015 Including 75% Tax Relief (Capped)
Jul 14, 2015
Exchange of Notes to Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Japan has Entered into Force
Jul 08, 2015
Several Jurisdictions and the OECD Voice Concerns with the EU Commission's list of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions
Jun 23, 2015
Hong Kong Proposes Amendments to Tax Appeal Rules
Jun 17, 2015
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Macedonia under Negotiation
Jun 16, 2015
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia under Negotiation
May 11, 2015
Hong Kong Launches Public Consultation on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters
Apr 27, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Provides Update on Current Tax Treaty Negotiations
Apr 21, 2015
Hong Kong Gazettes Amendment Bill 2015 Including Tax Cuts
Apr 20, 2015
Protocol to the Income Tax Arrangement between China and Hong Kong Signed
Apr 02, 2015
Italy Approves Tax Treaty with Hong Kong
Mar 30, 2015
Hong Kong Publishes Bill to Extend Profits Tax Exemption to Offshore Private Equity Funds
Mar 24, 2015
Hong Kong to Accept 2013/2014 Profits Tax Returns with Profits Computed on a Fair Value Basis
Mar 05, 2015
Hong Kong 2015-2016 Budget Delivered
Feb 26, 2015
Protocol to the Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Vietnam has Entered into Force
Feb 24, 2015
Hong Kong Ratifies Protocol to the Tax Treaty with Vietnam
Feb 18, 2015
Hong Kong Passes Legislation to Exempt ETFs from Stamp Duty
Feb 10, 2015
Hong Kong has Published Revised Application Forms for Certificate of Resident Status
Jan 30, 2015
Hong Kong to Extend Profits Tax Exemption to Offshore Private Equity Funds
Jan 22, 2015
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and the U.A.E Signed
Dec 12, 2014
Hong Kong and Japan Exchange Notes Expanding Taxes Covered for Exchange of Information
Dec 11, 2014
Hong Kong to Exempt ETFs from Stamp Duty
Dec 09, 2014
China Provides Tax Guidance for Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect
Nov 20, 2014
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Romania to be Negotiated
Oct 24, 2014
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and South Africa Signed
Oct 20, 2014
TIEA between Hong Kong and Denmark Signed
Aug 25, 2014
TIEA between Hong Kong and Faroe Islands Signed
Aug 25, 2014
TIEA between Hong Kong and Greenland Signed
Aug 25, 2014
TIEA between Hong Kong and Iceland Signed
Aug 25, 2014
TIEA between Hong Kong and Norway Signed
Aug 25, 2014
TIEA between Hong Kong and Sweden Signed
Aug 25, 2014
Mauritius Provides Update on Current Tax Treaty Negotiations
Aug 20, 2014
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Bangladesh Under Negotiation
Jul 29, 2014
Tax Treaty between India and Hong Kong Under Negotiation
Jul 28, 2014
Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and Macedonia to be Negotiated
Jul 09, 2014
Tax Treaty between South Korea and Hong Kong Signed
Jul 09, 2014
TIEA between Hong Kong and the U.S. has Entered into Force
Jun 26, 2014
Tax Treaty between Germany and Hong Kong to be Negotiated
Jun 06, 2014
Hong Kong to Implement TIEA with the U.S.
May 07, 2014
Hong Kong Provides Concessionary Tax rate for Captive Insurers
Apr 01, 2014
Several Hong Kong Tax Treaties Going Into Effect
Mar 31, 2014
Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2013 passed
Mar 14, 2014
Budget for 2014/2015 – details
Feb 01, 2014
Protocol to tax agreement between Hong Kong and Vietnam signed
Jan 01, 2014
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Qatar enters into force
Dec 31, 2013
Protocol to tax agreement between Austria and Hong Kong enters into force
Dec 02, 2013
Tax agreement between Canada and Hong Kong enters into force
Dec 02, 2013
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Kuwait enters into force
Sep 16, 2013
Treaty between Hong Kong and Qatar – details
Sep 16, 2013
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Jersey enters into force
Sep 16, 2013
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Qatar signed
Jun 27, 2013
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Malaysia entered into force
Jun 27, 2013
Treaty between Italy and Hong Kong – details
May 06, 2013
Budget for 2013-14 – details
May 04, 2013
Treaty between Hong Kong and France – branch remittance tax in France exempted
May 04, 2013
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Mexico enters into force
May 04, 2013
Tax agreement between Italy and Hong Kong signed
Mar 25, 2013
Tax agreement between Italy and Hong Kong signed
Mar 25, 2013
Tax agreement between Canada and Hong Kong signed
Feb 09, 2013
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Switzerland enters into force
Dec 02, 2012
HKIRD issues DIPN Nos. 5 (Revised), 21 (Revised) and 49 in relation to deduction of IP expenses and taxation of IP royalties
Oct 14, 2012
Tax Agreement between Hong Kong and Malta enters into force
Sep 03, 2012
Protocol to tax agreement between Austria and Hong Kong signed
Jul 29, 2012
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Mexico signed
Jul 29, 2012
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Portugal enters into force
Jul 29, 2012
Tax agreement between Czech Republic and Hong Kong – details
Jun 03, 2012
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Indonesia enters into force
Jun 03, 2012
Tax agreement between Jersey and Hong Kong – details
Jun 03, 2012
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Malta – details
Jun 03, 2012
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Portugal – details
Jun 03, 2012
Tax Agreement between Hong Kong and Spain enters into force
Mar 04, 2012
Agreement between France and Hong Kong enters into force
Feb 01, 2012
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and New Zealand enters into force
Dec 22, 2011
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Netherlands – clarification on effective dates
Nov 24, 2011
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Japan enters into force
Aug 14, 2011
Tax agreement between Liechtenstein and Hong Kong enters into force
Aug 14, 2011
Tax agreement between Spain and Hong Kong – details
Aug 14, 2011
Treaty between Hong Kong and Hungary enters into force
Mar 30, 2011
Treaty between Hong Kong and Ireland enters into force
Mar 30, 2011
Treaty between Austria and Hong Kong enters into force
Mar 14, 2011
Treaty between Hong Kong and United Kingdom enters into force
Feb 28, 2011
Treaty between Hong Kong and Switzerland – details
Feb 28, 2011
Treaty between Hong Kong and New Zealand – details
Feb 28, 2011
Treaty between Hong Kong and Japan – details
Jan 09, 2011
Treaty between Hong Kong and France – details
Jan 09, 2011
Treaty between Hong Kong and Kuwait – details
Oct 26, 2010
Treaty between Hong Kong and Hungary – details
Oct 26, 2010
Treaty between Hong Kong and Liechtenstein – details
Oct 26, 2010
Treaty between Hong Kong and United Kingdom – details
Oct 26, 2010
Treaty between Ireland and Hong Kong – details
Aug 23, 2010
Treaty between Austria and Hong Kong – details
Jun 13, 2010
Treaty between Hong Kong and Indonesia signed – details
Apr 26, 2010
Treaty between Netherlands and Hong Kong – details
Apr 26, 2010
Treaty between Hong Kong and Vietnam enters into force
Sep 16, 2009
Treaty between Hong Kong and Vietnam - gazetted by Hong Kong
Jun 07, 2009
Treaty between Hong Kong and Luxembourg enters into force
Mar 16, 2009
Treaty between Kuwait and Hong Kong initialed
Feb 22, 2009
Treaty between Vietnam and Hong Kong signed – details
Feb 22, 2009
Treaty between Luxembourg and Hong Kong ratified
Jan 23, 2009
HKIRD incorporates court decisions on principles relating to apportionment of expenses into its practices
Aug 30, 2008
Second protocol to income tax arrangement between China and Hong Kong enters into force
Aug 11, 2008
Treaty between Hong Kong and Vietnam – negotiations
Jul 27, 2008
Treaty between Luxembourg and Hong Kong submitted to Luxembourg parliament
May 14, 2008
Budget for 2008/09
Mar 16, 2008
Second protocol to income tax arrangement between Hong Kong and China – details
Mar 16, 2008
Treaty between Hong Kong and Luxembourg – gazetted by Hong Kong
Mar 16, 2008
Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department advance ruling: no tax on profits from overseas branch of Hong Kong distribution company
Jan 16, 2008
Treaty between Luxembourg and Hong Kong signed and details
Dec 03, 2007
Reduction of profits tax announced by Chief Executive
Nov 04, 2007
Indian decision on whether reimbursement of expenses to Hong Kong company should be subject to withholding tax
Sep 02, 2007
Treaty between Luxembourg and Hong Kong initialled
Sep 02, 2007
Decision that interest expenses incurred on loans for purposes of dividend payment deductible
Jul 02, 2007
New income tax arrangement between China and Hong Kong signed
Sep 12, 2006
Belgian Minister of Finance clarified application of Belgium–Hong Kong tax treaty
Jun 14, 2006
Profits tax exemption for offshore funds enacted
Apr 09, 2006
French Court of Appeals decision on debt waivers granted to branches of foreign subsidiary by French parent company published
Feb 19, 2006
The first-time income tax treaty and protocol between Hong Kong and Thailand, signed on 7 September 2005, entered into force on 7 December 2005. The treaty generally applies from 1 January 2006 in Thailand and 1 April 2006 in Hong Kong
Feb 19, 2006
Thailand and Hong Kong signed a first-time income tax treaty on 7 September 2005. Further details of the treaty will be reported subsequently.
Oct 16, 2005
Hong Kong has announced that, beginning on 5 September 2005, negotiations will take place with China (People's Rep.) to expand and update the China- Hong Kong income tax treaty of 11 February 1998.
Aug 03, 2005