OK. So I'm a US citizen that worked in HK about 5 years ago. When I left it was very chaotic (family issues) and I left very hastily.
Fast forward to today and I am back in HK briefly for a potential business venture, and as I tried to leave the airport today, Immigration flagged my Passport as having been held up by the Inland Revenue Service. I'm not sure how much the amount is for since it is closed now.
Its Sat today and have had to cancel my flight plans and am stuck until I can go to speak with them on Monday morning to sort this mess out.
My questions are twofold:
1) What legal recourse do I have (if any) to get out of this situation? They claim that there is a "court injunction" on my status holding up my departure. Is this airtight? Do I have any legal recourse? I am fully paid on my US taxes btw if that helps.
2) Are tax settlements negotiable? And if so, how much and what is the best approach?
Any insight, help, guidance would be extremely helpful.