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Stories that are tagged 'Stamp Duty'

HMRC Delays Introduction Of Stamp Duty Filing Changes

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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 Budget Looks To Indirect Taxes To Boost Revenues

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, March 20, 2017

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 Cuts Stamp Duty On Speculative Property Investment

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, March 17, 2017

Singapore has eased stamp duty rates on properties sold soon after they are purchased. Read Full Story


UK Think Tank Calls For Simpler Tax Regime

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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


Victoria, Australia, To Introduce Vacant Residential Property Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Government of Australian state Victoria announced plans to levy a Vacant Residential Property Tax. Read Full Story


New Zealand's New GST Platform Live

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, February 13, 2017

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 Welcomes Stamp Duty Hike Success

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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


IMF Urges Action From Lebanon On Tax Take

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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


Hong Kong Gazettes Stamp Duty Hike Amendment

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, January 30, 2017

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 Seek Buy-To-Let Tax Concession

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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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