Leaving Hong Kong without paying taxes / detailed by Immigration

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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by araucaria:
    It might depend on the sums involved - if they are paltry, it should make a difference. I knew guys who left here owing hundreds of thousands, especially when the airport was being built. They claimed their company was looking after tax matters for them. I've no idea if they were telling the truth, but it might be a possible argument for you to consider. You'll be given an opportunity to present your defence.

    Immigration matters are much more cut and dried - people who are stopped on the street without documentation can be whisked off to a detention centre without further ado.

    Where exactly are you staying, BTW?
    Why does it matter where I am staying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost_rider:
    Why does it matter where I am staying?
    well staying in a hotel when you're supposed to be 'broke' thus unable to afford to pay off your debt isn't really going to endear the authorities.

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    I'm staying with a friend


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    so what is the proper way to settle things with inland revenue when one leaves hk? and what if they plan to come back and begin working later that same year? or the following year?


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    The procedure is clearly documented here: Taxpayer who is about to leave Hong Kong


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    Thanks to everyone who pitched in with their 2 cents, it really made a difference. Most of all thank you to the angel who came to my rescue -- someone who has saved my sorry ass more than once -- I am forever grateful.


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    So somebody paid your debt for you and they are now letting you leave?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    So somebody paid your debt for you and they are now letting you leave?
    Seems like it yes, Somebody bailed him out and saved his butt literally.

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    So somebody paid your debt for you and they are now letting you leave?
    You sound disappointed. If you are, sorry to disappoint you.
    Last edited by ghost_rider; 17-03-2008 at 05:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost_rider:
    You sound disappointed. If you are, sorry to disappoint you.
    Well the curious bugger in me wants to know how much you owed them and whether it was your mother in law that paid them off so now she's got you in a vice like grip!


    seriously though, Hope you've learnt your lesson and don't do it again