PETALING JAYA (Oct 8): Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MBPP) will absorb the 6% charge from the Sales and Service Tax (SST) imposed on parking fees for council lots, reported The Star.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 2): UEM Sunrise Bhd is studying if it is even possible to reduce property prices thanks to exemptions on certain construction materials and services from the Sales and Service Tax (SST) on property prices as any savings may be offset by the rise of other construction costs.
SINGAPORE (Oct 1): According to HDB’s flash estimate of the 3Q2018 Resale Price Index, the index has dropped 0.
PETALING JAYA (Sept 29): The only way developers can bring property prices down is by cutting their profit margins, said a property industry observer.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has urged developers to lower prices of homes as construction materials and services are exempted from the Sales and Service Tax (SST), or the government will review the waiver.
PETALING JAYA (Sept 20): Sentosa Cove – Singapore's luxury waterfront enclave which recently appeared in the box-office hit 'Crazy Rich Asians' – was dealt another blow by higher stamp duty on foreign purchasers, further hurting the prospects of its already slow-moving real estate market, reported Bloomberg.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): Consumer spending — which accelerated during the tax holiday period from June to September that saw a mad rush for automotive purchases — is expected to decline from the fourth quarter (4Q18) onwards following the implementation of the sales and service tax (SST) on Sept 1, say economists.