This is in contrast to our expatriation and repatriation, which are not just tax free but entirely free.
What else is tax free if you’re a diplomat? Your accommodation is tax free. Your income is tax free. What? Your car is also tax free?! Well, it is, but you won’t really be needing one in Hong Kong as public transportation here is very efficient (another deterrent for us is the fact that they drive on the left side of the road here, which is the opposite of what we have back home). In such cases, you can get a car (even order a left hand-drive one) 6 months before your repatriation, so you also get to ship it home for free!
Perk-y job, eh? Now, why did I not make a career on politics and international relations again? But hey, I can be a diplomat’s wife and get the same privileges! Curtsy.
Have I mentioned that a lot of diplomats are still single?