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Expert Urge Government to Implement Sales Tax

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[By Henry Chau 16:45 11/03/2014]

An economic expert group favours the implementation of goods and services tax.

Joseph Yau, President of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, said it is the best time to include the option of goods and services tax this Tuesday. He was offering a solution to economic woes projected in this year's budget speech. The budget panel set out three scenarios showing that a structural deficit would emerge in seven to 15 years.

“Sales tax can be levied on users, which makes it fair,” said Yau, “but there are technical difficulties, as it would be hard to prevent evasion of tax.”

The expert also asked the government to be on their toes, when it comes to implementing new taxes, as he predicts it will take at least three years for a new tax to be practiced.

The pro-democracy party People Power filed a motion for land departure tax in Legislative Council on Tuesday morning.

Yau don't see eye to eye to the idea of land departure tax, calling the idea a discrimination.

“This is not the right way to widen our tax web, it is obviously targeting mainland visitors,” said Yau.

The tax expert didn't think the purpose of the motion is to increasing revenue but to reduce the number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong.

Demonstration were held through Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, which are popular spots for mainland visitors, in the past three weekends, asking for curbs on visitors.

Chief secretary and ministers condemned these marches, calling them derogatory and a stain on Hong Kong’s image.
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