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Taxing the true value of land

07.24.2014

The land value tax is getting attention these days, mostly as a way to spur redevelopment. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to raise taxes on vacant parcels in outer boroughs. Legacy Cities such as New London and Camden have been similarly interested in the theory that taxing land based on its value would prompt owners to improve the properties to start making a return. Connecticut lawmakers passed legislation allowing municipalities to apply to participate in a pilot program in land value taxation, and earlier this week, the Lincoln Institute held a special workshop in Hartford for elected officials, assessors and other tax officials to gain more understanding of how the tax might work. Full Story

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