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incentive effects of property taxes on local governments

Edward L. Glaeser

incentive effects of property taxes on local governments

by Edward L. Glaeser

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Property tax -- Mathematical models.,
  • Local government -- Effect of property tax on -- Mathematical models.,
  • Tax incentives -- Mathematical models.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdward L. Glaeser.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper no. 4987, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 4987.
    ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 p. ;
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22420443M

      And because the property tax was no longer a growing source of revenue for local governments, cities and counties had more reason to chase sales taxes with retail development and less incentive to promote housing, helping to set in motion the . Labor-Demand-Side Economic Development Incentives and Urban Opportunity. Timothy. J. Bartik. This chapter focuses on "labor-demand-side" economic development policies that target specific firms or relatively narrowly defined groups of firms. The central focus: Cited by: 1.

    Property tax is the most important source of revenue for most local units of government. It applies to two broad categories of property: real and personal. Real property includes land, improvements to the land, e.g., a building or road, and physical assets associated with the land, e.g., timber or minerals. local supply of housing is fixed, the quantity and quality of public services (and their tax cost) will be capitalized into housing prices. Sixth, because of the link between taxes, public service quality, and property values, homeowners have a strong incentive to monitor the performance and productivity of their local governments.

    Taxes in the United States Governments pay for these services through revenue obtained by taxing three economic bases: income, consumption and wealth. The Federal Government taxes income as its main source of revenue. State governments use taxes on income and consumption, while local governments rely almost entirely on taxing property and wealth. First, taxes on land and property have strong historical ties to local taxation. This is, in part, due to the widespread view that such taxes are partly ‘benefit taxes’, a charge for the goods and services provided locally. It also reflects the immobility of property—it is clearly associated with the location.


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Incentive effects of property taxes on local governments by Edward L. Glaeser Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The incentive effects of property taxes on local governments. [Edward L Glaeser; National Bureau of Economic Research.].

Downloadable. This paper applies the ideas of Brennan and Buchanan (,) to local property taxes. When local governments maximize their revenues, property taxes provide incentives for adequate amenity provision.

Local amenity provision determines property values which then determine local tax revenues. As long as the demand for housing is inelastic, property-taxes will provide. Get this from a library. The incentive effects of property taxes on local governments.

[Edward L Glaeser; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Abstract: This paper applies the ideas of Brennan and Buchanan (,) to local property taxes.

When local governments maximize their revenues, property taxes provide incentives for. This paper applies the ideas of Brennan and Buchanan (,) to local property taxes. When local governments maximize their revenues, property taxes provide incentives for adequate amenity provision.

Local amenity provision determines property values which then determine local tax revenues. As long as the demand for housing is inelastic, property-taxes will provide stronger.

Based on the “consensus” estimates in the academic literature about the responsiveness of business decisions to taxes, as many as 9 out of 10 hiring and investment decisions subsidized with tax incentives would have occurred even if the incentive did not exist.[v] These large and mostly unavoidable windfall benefits significantly reduce the.

A tax incentive is an aspect of a country's tax code designed to incentivize or encourage a particular economic activity. Tax incentives can have both positive and negative impacts on an economy. Among the positive benefits, if implemented and designed properly.

The federal government provides individuals with financial assistance for higher education expenses in two major ways: traditional student aid (through loans, grants, and work study) and tax benefits.

A tax is a compulsory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a governmental organization in order to fund various public expenditures.

A failure to pay, along with evasion of or resistance to taxation, is punishable by law. Taxes consist of direct or indirect taxes and may be paid in money or as its labour equivalent. A large proportion of revenue gains over the last two decades has come from countries’ efforts to improve the design and compliance of consumption and other indirect taxes, particularly the VAT (value-added tax); in doing so, the objective has been to minimize VAT’s regressive effects by exempting sales of small businesses below a threshold (where the poor typically tend to buy) as well as.

GASB 77 covers fiscal years starting in calendar and beyond. (This includes part of Texas’ fiscal ) It requires state and local governments to disclose information about various tax incentives offered to private interests in exchange for public benefits, so that the public has essential information about the agreements and their impact on the government’s finances.

PROPERTY TAX INCENTIVES FOR THE GEORGIA LANDOWNER All Georgia landowners have a real need to learn more about the property tax laws that affect their county ad valorem property taxes. For example, some can reduce the annual property taxes on their farm and forest land by enrolling in Conservation Use Assessment.

From “Early Childhood Education and Local Economic Development,” W.E. Upjohn Institute Last April, NPQ looked at tax incentives, or what are euphemistically called “economic development incentives.”These corporate tax giveaways—made in the name of economic development—routinely cost state and local governments tens of billions of dollars a year.

Most local governments in the United States impose a property tax, also known as a millage rate, as a principal source of revenue. This tax may be imposed on real estate or personal tax is nearly always computed as the fair market value of the property times an assessment ratio times a tax rate, and is generally an obligation of the owner of the property Tax effort is a measure of a government’s effort to collect taxes.

This study explores what impacts both vertical and horizontal incentives have on local governments’ tax efforts in China. Specifically, in response to a decrease in the tax rate of neighboring local governments by 1%, local governments with strong agglomeration economies reduce their tax rate by % against % for.

State and local governments pay even larger subsidies than Washington. Sports facilities now typically cost the host city more than $10 million a year.

Perhaps the most successful new baseball. The model then measures the net returns on a new plant investment, after state, local and federal taxes, and after state and local competitive incentives.

The new plant is located in one of 24 states, the 24 that account for the most manufacturing employment in the United States, and in one of cities, randomly selected from within these Using original surveys of voters in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as data on incentive use by politicians in the US, Vietnam and Russia, this book provides compelling evidence for the use of fiscal incentives for political gain and shows how such pandering appears to be associated with growing economic inequality.

* Local governments generally typically do not levy property taxes on colleges, hospitals, and other nonprofit organizations, but these organizations sometimes make “payments in lieu of taxes” or “PILOTs” to local governments.

Such payments are generally lower than property taxes. 9 The Structure of Taxes 10 Efficiency Effects of Taxes and Subsidies 11 Incentive Effects of Taxation 12 Equity Aspects of Taxes and Expenditures Part V 13 Income and Payroll Taxes 14 Sales and Excise Taxes 15 Property Taxes Part VI 16 Government Budgets, Borrowing, and Deficit Finance 17 Fiscal Federalism 18 Policymaking and Policy Analysis.

Intotal intergovernmental revenue to local governments was equal to 59% of the revenue that local governments raised on their own (the orange line measured on the right vertical axis). In it was equal to 69%, an increase of 10 percentage points.Property taxes on realty are used exclusively by states and their local political subdivisions, such as cities, counties, and school districts.

They represent a major source of revenue for local governments, but their importance at the state level has waned over the past few years.the national government pre-empted state-local roles when society recognized the effects of polluted water on neighboring jurisdictions.

The more than million acres of public lands comprise almost one-third of the continental United States.