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China’s long awaited property tax appears to be delayed again

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It may not seem like it from our perspective in the US but many nations do not have, or are trying to implement a property tax. There are certainly number of structural and policy concerns to consider when implementing a new property tax, including the need to determine market value for all of the taxable properties. But sometimes a larger concern for politicians implementing a property tax where there was none previously is the calming effect it can have on the real estate market. This can be a good thing in Cities like Shenzhen, Beijing, and Shanghai where property has has a higher price to income ratio than New York City, but policy makers are reluctant to burst the real estate bubble. Read More here