Property tax reform in Northern Ireland latest online education course

Lunes, Agosto 12, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Anthony Flint 617-503-2116

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.(August 12, 2013) -- A new online course is now available in the Online Education section of the Lincoln Institute website, as part of a steady expansion of online course offerings.

Property Tax Reform: The Northern Ireland Experience is conducted by Nigel D. Woods and Billy McCluskey of the University of Ulster.

The course includes an introduction and four-part series detailing Northern Ireland’s property tax reform, explaining the transition from a rental value-based to capital value-based assessment system, the introduction of CAMA into the valuation process, and the importance of communication with elected officials and the public to ensure success. Parts two and three emphasize the evidence based reforms while part four emphasizes the role of public relations.

Online education at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy includes several other self-paced programs in tax policy, such as Designing and Implementing Property Tax Systems in Africa ,Successful Property Tax Reform: The Case of Massachusetts, Taxation and Economic Development, The New Model of Tax Administration, Two-Rate Taxation of Land and Buildings: Benefits and Challenges of Innovative Property Tax Reform, and Valuing Land Affected by Conservation Easements.

Online instruction in planning, sustainability, and land conservation includesComprehensive Planning, Introduction to New England Forests, Local Communities Adapting to Climate Change,Practical Ecology,Property Rights in America, and Resolving Land Use Disputes.

Several hourlong lectures are also available for viewing on a variety of topics, including these recently posted: Education and Location, On Tax Fairness and Folk Justice, and Suburban Retrofit: Policies, Politics, and Designs.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high-quality education and research, the Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.

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