Property taxes worth less than a cup of tea

Bi-annual property taxes paid by many urban residents in Myanmar are merely worth the price of two cups of tea, according to an August study conducted by Yangon-based Renaissance Institute, which is funded by the UK, Australia and Switzerland with support from The Asia Foundation. In Yangon, the amount collected over the same period is […]

Yangon Starts to Control Property Prices, but Rent Is Another Story

YANGON — Realtors say a new tax measure has successful cooled an overheated property market in Myanmar’s biggest city, with sale prices stagnating for high-end properties, but that rental fees have continued to soar. In October, the Yangon divisional government applied fixed values for properties to determine the amount owed in property taxes. Last month, […]