Articles: Stamp Duty

HKSARG continues effort to reduce supply of residential rental units
HK Government, 11-Apr-2017
Yes, that's what they're doing, by insisting that unless you pay punitive stamp duty, you can only own 1 flat, which you will probably occupy, and meanwhile, if you are moving to HK, you can't own one for 7 years until you become a permanent resident, so you have to rent, if you can find an owner who doesn't occupy their flat.
Realord (1196) buys Cyberport house from co-founders of Moiselle (0130) for HK$225m
Company announcement, 10-Apr-2015
Actually it is buying the HK company which owns the property, so the stamp duty will be 0.2% rather than 15% Buyer's Stamp Duty and 8.5% Double Stamp Duty, a saving of 23.2%.
Webb on 'Backchat" re the proposed stamp duties
RTHK, 29-Nov-2013
The proposed laws on Buyer's Stamp Duty, higher rate and longer period of Seller's Stamp Duty, and Double Stamp Duty are still in LegCo Bills Committees. The show discusses whether they should be withdrawn.
Joseph Lau buys 3 Deep Water Bay Road from Chinese Estates (0127), avoids 19.25% stamp duty
Company announcement, 7-Nov-2011
He is actually buying a BVI subsidiary which owns the property. That company bought the property for HK$888.8m on 17-Aug-2011. If it had sold him the property, the transaction would have cost a punitive 15% Special Stamp Duty (for resale within 6 months) and 4.25% regular stamp duty, a total duty of 19.25% or HK$171m. By buying the BVI company, there is no duty payable.
Kowloon Development (0034) sells Johnny Or's home to Johnny Or
Company announcement, 11-May-2011
By selling the company, King's City Holdings Ltd, to Mr Or, rather than the property it owns, the transaction avoids 4.25% stamp duty on $141m, or $5.99m, or about 27 months' rent. Instead, the duty will be 0.2% on the company value (net of liabilities) of $93.124m, or duty of $186k. The company was the original developer of the building, and apart from the penthouse duplex it owns 17 car spaces.

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