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Taiwan Plans to Tax Real Estate by Transaction Prices

October 04, 2011

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan plans to tax real estate based on transaction prices in stages instead of reference figures, Chang Sheng-ford, deputy finance minister, said by phone today.

The government now calculates the tax based on its assessment of the property, Chang said, which are usually lower than market prices. There is no fixed timetable for the new levy, he said.

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