Stamp Duty Relief for Intra-group Transfer/Sale of Shares
An increase in stamp duty on Hong Kong stock transfers by 30% was announced in the 2021 Financial Budget. The said change is proposed to take effect on 1 August 2021. If reorganisation of the shareholding structure of the group companies is expected to undergo, companies can consider applying for the relief of stamp duty from the Stamp Office provided under Section 45 of the Stamp Duty Ordinance. The said relief provides you with a way to avoid the hiked cost of every intra-group transfer of shares as long as the parties stay associated as per stated norms for the next two years.
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