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Land Value Tax: The 2013 Rates are in!



















Three Cheers for Pennsylvania Land Value Tax Cities


Because UrbanTools is in Pennsylvania, it should be no surprise that land value tax is most prevalent in the Keystone state. We work all over the country in the world, but Pennsylvania is still "home."  We've been proud to work with these communities, and are grateful that the outcomes have had positive effects and have helped people through hard economic times.

Each year, we collect a list of cities that use land value tax along with their rates.  In 2013, we've also created links to each city government, a valuable resource for those who want to go straight to the source on how land value tax affects each of these communities.



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JDK on Thursday, March 07, 2013 12:21 AM
I know the "Tax Ratio" has been historically been the way to present the data, but it might be better to frame as a percentage,i.e. percent of property tax falling on land. For the uninitiated, the tax ratio figure is rather obscure and by the way the Pittsburgh Business District should actually be infinity,∞. Just a though, best wishes.
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JDK on Thursday, March 07, 2013 12:25 AM
same with altoona, ∞ is the tax ratio, which is why 100% might better represent what you are trying to show.
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business it support sydney on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 5:01 AM
Land value tax is most important source of revenue of any government. You mention pretty good points in your blog. Thanks for that...


JDK on Thursday, March 07, 2013 12:28 AM
In thinking about HGT, maybe a figure which shows percent of government expenditure paid soley by land value tax would also be helpful in moving some of these cities and towns to go the Altoona route. Who knows?
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Mark Koerner on Sunday, March 10, 2013 1:34 PM
It's great for Urban Tools to keep track of this--and for them to keep everyone current when changes occur. However, I do agree with the charge that your table is hard to read. "Millages" remind me of either somebody grinding grain or the aging steel mills that dot the Pennsylvania landscape. I only learned about "mills" in the tax sense several years _after_ I bought a house. (Luckily, I was listening to a radio show about property tax reform, and the guest explained it all.) Better to use percents. For example, the first entry, for the Aliquippa School District, could read: LAND BUILDING RATIO OF COMBINED TAX TAX LAND TAX to PROPERTY RATE RATE BUILDING TAX TAXRATE 18.8% 29.5% 6.37:1 6.053% Etc. You get the idea. But one thing was very user-friendly. Unlike the movie studios, you didn't put the "year established" in Roman numerals.
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