Documentos de trabajoJulio 2020
This paper uses a specially constructed data base on city finance that accounts for the revenues and spending of the constituent governments that provide public services in cities—municipal...
System Structure and Current ChallengesDocumentos de trabajoJulio 2020Sarmite Barvika
The aim of this paper is to analyze the current state and trends of real property taxation policy in Latvia. Particular importance is given to the general statistical and historical overview of real...
The Pandemic, The Property Tax, and Municipal RecoveryRevista Land LinesJunio 2020By Liz Farmer, June 16, 2020
Local governments are still learning what the COVID-19 crisis will mean for their revenues over the next year. In large part, the answer will depend on what part of the economy they rely on for their...
Fifty-State Study Shows Property Tax Inequities from Assessment Limits Continue to GrowRevista Land LinesJunio 2020By Will Jason, June 10, 2020
In states with property tax assessment limits, disparities in tax bills between new and longtime homeowners continued to grow, according to the annual 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study by the...
For Taxes Paid in 2019OtroJunio 2020Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence
As the largest source of revenue raised by local governments, a well-functioning property tax system is critical for promoting municipal fiscal health. This report documents the wide range of...
OtroAbril 2020Catherine Collins
This report provides an overview of current trends in the property tax, including updates on property tax actions taken by states and local governments in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Detroit Tries New Approaches to Tax Assessment and CollectionRevista Land LinesAbril 2020By Liz Farmer, April 2, 2020
Like many U.S. cities, Detroit suffered a housing collapse during the Great Recession. The crisis delivered a serious blow to the city’s already struggling revenue stream. Unlike other cities,...
Documentos de trabajoMarzo 2020
How does a municipality create a property tax enforcement system that is revenue maximizing (property tax collection is as close to 100 percent as possible) but also fair (homeowners are able to...
Cities Seek Higher Payments in Lieu of Taxes from NonprofitsRevista Land LinesMarzo 2020By Liz Farmer, March 4, 2020
At a recent rally in front of Baltimore City Hall, activists sang, chanted, and otherwise voiced their view that the city’s major nonprofit institutions weren’t “paying their fair share” of property...
Documentos de trabajoFebrero 2020Wenjing Li, Matthew Cushing, and John E. Anderson
In this paper, we examine how household mobility is affected by the choice of local government finance method (taxation versus debt finance) for U.S. cities. We develop a discrete time dynamic...