Your Say, published every Friday, invites readers to express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the Editor.
Next week: Should multiple-house owners be taxed?
Việt Nam’s Finance Ministry is writing a proposal to tax multiple-house owners. Accordingly, those who own more than one home will pay an extra tax for the second and any subsequent home. This form of tax hopes to ensure social equality and avoid real estate speculation, which the Government claims left accommodations unused for years while people were in dire need of housing nationwide, particularly in major cities.
What do you think about the tax? Are multiple-house owners taxed in your country? How are they taxed?
Please email your responses to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax them to (84-4) 39332311. Address letters to The Editor, Việt Nam News, 79 Lý Thường Kiệt Street, Hà Nội. Responses must be received by Thursday morning, November 17, 2016.— VNS