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The UK government has recently proposed a number of measures to help provide more affordable housing. Part of these measures aim to introduce a higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for purchasing second and subsequent properties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
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On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the “PATH Act”). Notable for the relocation industry, the PATH Act amended the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”) to increase the FIRPTA withholding rate from 10…
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There has been a recent development in customs requirements for household goods shipments coming into Shanghai, China that may impact assignees’ relocation plans.
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The UK government has announced that Right to Rent checks will take effect across England from 1 February 2016. This legislation will impact international assignees relocating to England who plan to rent a property.