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Owners fined for not furnishing particulars within the time period specified in requisition forms (Cases with judgments delivered on 30 August 2019)

On 30 August 2019, the owners of 34 tenements were fined at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts after pleading guilty to charges of not furnishing particulars within the time period specified in requisition forms issued in 2018 for the general revaluation of the year 2019/20.

Item Property District Nature of Offence Judgment
1 Residential Tseung Kwan O Having refused or neglected to furnish particulars within the time period specified in a requisition form, contrary to section 46(a) of the Rating Ordinance and section 41(a) of the Government Rent (Assessment and Collection) Ordinance. Defendant was convicted and fined $ 1,500 under each Ordinance, making a total fine of $ 3,000.
2 Residential Tseung Kwan O Having refused or neglected to furnish particulars within the time period specified in a requisition form, contrary to section 46(a) of the Rating Ordinance and section 41(a) of the Government Rent (Assessment and Collection) Ordinance. Defendant was convicted and fined $ 1,500 under each Ordinance, making a total fine of $ 3,000.
3 Residential Causeway Bay Having refused or neglected to furnish particulars within the time period specified in a requisition form, contrary to section 46(a) of the Rating Ordinance. Defendant was convicted and fined $ 1,500 under the Ordinance.
4 Shop Sham Shui Po Having refused or neglected to furnish particulars within the time period specified in a requisition form, contrary to section 46(a) of the Rating Ordinance and section 41(a) of the Government Rent (Assessment and Collection) Ordinance. Defendant was convicted and fined $ 1,500 under each Ordinance, making a total fine of $ 3,000.
5 Office Wan Chai Having refused or neglected to furnish particulars within the time period specified in a requisition form, contrary to section 46(a) of the Rating Ordinance. Defendant was convicted and fined $ 1,500 under the Ordinance.
6 Office Tsim Sha Tsui Having refused or neglected to furnish particulars within the time period specified in a requisition form, contrary to section 46(a) of the Rating Ordinance. Defendant was convicted and fined $ 1,500 under the Ordinance.

Under the Rating Ordinance or the Government Rent (Assessment and Collection) Ordinance, any person who knowingly makes a false statement or refuses to furnish any of the particulars specified in the requisition form shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a maximum fine of $25,000 or $10,000. A person convicted of any of the aforesaid offences under any or both of the aforesaid Ordinances shall be liable to an additional fine equivalent to 3 times the amount of rates and/or Government rent undercharged.



5 September 2019
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