However, a 20 per cent deduction from letting income is allowed, as is any interest on a loan taken out to purchase or improve the property; there’s a further 3 per cent deduction for depreciation.
Residents must pay an additional tax at 3 per cent (known as Special Contribution for Defence) on 75 per cent of their total rental income. Non-residents are not liable to special defence contribution.
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