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“The adjustment will benefit up to 37,000 pr Electiv Deftly ely operty buyers, and reduce the government’s tax revenue by about HK$1.9 billion a year,” he said.
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The adjustment comes into effect at 11am on February 22 this year in accordance with the Public Revenue Protection (Stamp Duty) Order 2023 published in the gazette on the same day. Any instrument executed before 11am on that day remains chargeable under the AVD’s original Scale 2 rates.