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EU finance ministers are to discuss a joint proposal from France and Germany on the taxation of home-sharing platforms, according to reports. Read Full Story
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said the Government has no intention of imposing capital gains tax on the sale of family homes. Read Full Story
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that work is underway on plans for a vacant home tax. Read Full Story
The Australian Government has unveiled a package of housing tax breaks, including a new scheme for first-time buyers, a superannuation incentive for downsizers, and tighter rules for foreign residents. Read Full Story
The United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Finance has confirmed that residential property will be exempt from the Gulf Cooperation Council value-added tax when it comes into force in January 2018, but that a five percent rate will apply on sales or leases of commercial property. Read Full Story
The Australian Government has published draft legislation that will tighten the rules around travel expenses for property investors and limit depreciation deductions for certain plant and equipment used in residential investment properties. Read Full Story
Ireland's Help-to-Buy tax relief, economic recovery, looser credit conditions, and a lack of housing supply could all contribute to double digit growth in house prices in 2017, according to a new survey. Read Full Story
Jersey is consulting on the introduction of a land development charge, to be called the Jersey Infrastructure Levy. Read Full Story
The Canada Revenue Agency has said that audits it undertook between April 2015 and March 2017 of real estate transactions resulted in more than CAD329.4m (USD249.2m) in assessed income that had not been reported. Read Full Story
Hong Kong has published legislation in its Official Gazette to close a loophole that has allowed Hong Kong resident taxpayers to avoid paying high rates of stamp duty when purchasing property. Read Full Story
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