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  1. The Effects of the Two-Rate Property Tax

    What Can We Learn from the Pennsylvania Experience?
    Documentos de trabajo
    Julio 2014
    Zhou Yang

    This paper empirically investigates the effects of the two-rate (split-rate) property taxation on the capital intensity of land development in Pennsylvania. This study makes the first attempt to...

  2. A Global Compendium and Meta-Analysis of Property Tax Systems

    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2014
    Richard Almy

    This report is a global compendium of significant features of systems for recurrently taxing land and buildings. It is based on works in English, many of which were published by the Lincoln Institute...

  3. Payments in Lieu of Taxes by Nonprofits

    Which Nonprofits Make PILOTs and Which Localities Receive Them?
    Documentos de trabajo
    Septiembre 2012
    Adam H. Langley, Daphne A. Kenyon, and Patricia C. Bailin

    This report provides more information than was previously available in any single source on the individual nonprofits that make payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) and the localities which receive...

  4. The State of Local Government Pensions

    A Preliminary Inquiry
    Documentos de trabajo
    Julio 2012
    Tracy M. Gordon, Heather M. Rose, and Ilana Fischer

    State government pensions have attracted considerable media and scholarly attention. Less well understood are the nation’s 3,196 locally administered plans. This paper represents a first step toward...

  5. Estimating Agricultural Use Value for Property Tax Purposes

    How do State Programs Assess Use Value?
    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2011

    All fifty states in the United States provide property tax preferences for agricultural land via some form of use-value assessment. By this assessment approach agricultural land is valued in its...

  6. Strengthening the Local Property Tax

    The Need for a Property Tax Expenditure Budget
    Documentos de trabajo
    Agosto 2011
    Katrina D. Connolly and Michael E. Bell

    The property tax is the most important source of local revenue. But while it is widely believed to be fair, efficient, and simple to administer, in practice it has begun to drift from these ideals....

  7. Revenue Diversification and the Financing of Large American Central Cities

    Documentos de trabajo
    Agosto 2011

    The housing crisis and the Great Recession have placed tremendous fiscal pressure on the nation’s central cities. Cuts in state government fiscal assistance to their local governments, plus...

  8. TIF at a Turning Point

    Defining Debt Down
    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2011

    Tax increment financing (TIF) is the most important fiscal instrument for local development initiatives in this country. However, in many cases its growth has been accompanied by “moral hazard...

  9. The Valuation of Federally Subsidized Housing

    Ten Questions for the Property Tax
    Documentos de trabajo
    Febrero 2011
    Joan M. Youngman

    The complex federal incentives for private investment in low- and moderate-income housing have produced decades of judicial decisions on the appropriate local tax treatment of these properties. This...

  10. Property Tax Reform

    The Northern Ireland Experience
    Documentos de trabajo
    Noviembre 2010
    William J. McCluskey and Nigel D. Woods

    This paper reviews the strategic approach, the policy development and the implementation of a major reform to the residential property tax in Northern Ireland. This reform, the first in some 150...

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