The Hong Kong Master Tax Guide explores the spectrum of taxation issues in Hong Kong using non-technical language and easy to follow examples, flowcharts and tables. The taxes imposed under the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112) (property tax, salaries tax and profits tax) and the Stamp Duty Ordinance (Cap 117) are examined in detailed with attention being paid to matters ranging from liability to tax to assessment, payment, objection and appeal. To enable quick and easy access to information, a comprehensive Subject Index, Case Table, Board of Review Decision Table and the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112), Stamp Duty Ordinance (Cap 117) Section Finding List are provided.


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The latest 2022/23 edition delivers the most up-to-date tax law changes in Hong Kong and their implications including:

  • The new tax deduction for domestic rent;
  • The court case Newfair Holdings Limited v Commissioner of Inland Revenue on source of trading profits;
  • The Inland Revenue Department’s Departmental Information and Technology Plan and e-Filing Project;
  • Updates on tax cases in profits tax, salaries tax and stamp duty;
  • Hong Kong transfer pricing (“TP”) regulations;
  • Updated TP guidance from the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”) including TP specific Departmental Interpretation and Practice Notes (“DIPNs”) and relevant TP content from other DIPNs;
  • The Guidance on the Transfer Pricing Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”);
  • International tax developments, including updates on the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS 2.0) Project which will impact Hong Kong.

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The Hong Kong Master Tax Guide is a handy desktop reference book and provides comprehensive and up-to-date explanation of Hong Kong taxation laws. It provides practical and up-to-date information on the concepts governing taxation of companies, businesses, individuals, partnerships, clubs and associations in Hong Kong.