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Property tax review gets underway

The government has appointed the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers to advise on the administration and consolidation of the various property taxes; the work should be completed in 3 months.

How long is the long-run?

How can the government carry out the necessary reforms if its coalition is weak and its main supporters are those who are most heavily indebted in a country that went bust because of too much debt?

MEP calls for Cyprus land law reform

During his review of the Cyprus presidency of the European Union, Sir Graham Watson MEP called for a reform of the island’s land laws and the establishment of a banking ombudsman.

Kill the chicken, eat the eggs, pretend it didn’t happen

Little has been done to resolve the problems that precipitated the crisis in the property sector; many are resisting the need for change and seem intent on making the same mistakes again as if the crisis never happened.

Five proposals for property taxation

Lakis Tofarides has called on the government to rethink the tax reform proposals it has submitted to the Troika as he believes they will be catastrophic for the island’s real estate sector and will lead to further unemployment.

What will it take to stop the rot in the property market?

This year has been a disaster for the Cyprus property market with the number of sales falling below those of 2009, the year the market crashed, and prices that are in a downward spiral with no sign of a recovery.

Fitch downgrades Cyprus two notches closer to junk

Fitch Ratings agency has cut Cyprus’ long-term local and foreign currency ratings by two notches to within two steps of junk territory, referring to the Island’s increasing budget and debt pressures.

Call to reform the property tax system

George Strovolides, president of the Cyprus Property Owners’ Association , urged the government to reform the property tax system tax during the association’s annual general meeting.

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