Hong Kong to scrap the levy completely

"Hong Kong may scrap the so-called maids' levy, which was introduced in 2003 but has been on hold since 2008, a Hong Kong news site reported late Friday.

A report on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) cited sources who said Chief Executive C.Y. Leung may make an announcement in his upcoming policy address.

"The waiver on the levy is due to expire in July this year. But sources say Leung will instead announce its scrapping in his policy address next Wednesday, in a bid to ease the financial pressure on Hong Kong's middle-class," it said.

It noted the levy was introduced in October 2003 but put on hold in 2008."