Just moved to HK last month. Few weeks ago we bought a new car, we are still waiting for delivery. Yesterday the news came that we need to pay an extra 15% tax ($12 000) because the new tax is effective immediately. Since the paperwork for our car is still in progress, we need to pay this all of a sudden. We cannot cancel our order because it is not the dealers fault/ problem and we have deposited $50 000 already. While I understand that the government wants to discourage people from purchasing new cars, it did not give us much choice. We would have been happy to have bought a used car if this had been known from the beginning.
Is there a way that I can take this up with the government?