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The UK Government has said it will delay plans to reduce the filing and payment window for stamp duty from 30 days to 14 days following a consultation. Read Full Story
Belize has rejected International Monetary Fund recommendations to raise taxes across the board in favor of more selective reforms that it says will be less punitive to the country's businesses and poorest citizens. Read Full Story
Singapore has eased stamp duty rates on properties sold soon after they are purchased. Read Full Story
The UK Government should scrap capital gains tax, stamp duty, council tax, business rates, and inheritance tax to boost the economy, the Institute of Economic Affairs has recommended in a new report. Read Full Story
The Government of Australian state Victoria announced plans to levy a Vacant Residential Property Tax. Read Full Story
New Zealand's Inland Revenue said that more than 17,300 taxpayers have transferred to its new Inland Revenue goods and services tax (GST) system. Read Full Story
Hong Kong's Secretary for Transport and Housing, Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, has said "there have been signs of cooling off in the residential property market" after the introduction of the further stamp duty increase on November 4, 2016. Read Full Story
Lebanese tax collections have declined by four percent of gross domestic product over four years due to earlier cuts to fuel tax and deteriorating compliance rates, the International Monetary Fund said. Read Full Story
The Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2017, which implements a further stamp duty increase to cool Hong Kong's housing market, was gazetted on January 27, and will be introduced into the Legislative Council on February 8. Read Full Story
Welsh landlords are lobbying lawmakers in Wales to add a concession for buy-to-let landlords under the proposed Land Transaction Tax. Read Full Story
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