Hong Kong Tax Alert - Issue 14, July 2013
The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013 was passed by the Legislative Council on 10 July 2013. The Bill allows Hong Kong to enter into TIEAs, which are stand alone agreements on tax information. The Bill also enhances the existing exchange of information (EoI) arrangements under a comprehensive double taxation agreement (DTA). This will allow information exchanged to be used for other non-tax related purposes provided such use is permitted under the laws of both jurisdictions and the competent authority of the supplying party authorises such use.