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Taxation of labor and capital in urban areas is one of the driving forces leading to the contraction and decay of our cities.

Land Value Taxation (LVT) is rational taxation of immovable property (land). LVT can be a major tool for strengthening the development market in cities, reduce taxes for productive citizens and businesses and provide a progressive fair and equitable source of public revenue.      

  • Infill directed - frees lots for buildings
  • Compact - produce more efficient, consolidated units
  • Dense - incentive to build upward
  • Affordable Housing - lower incomes qualify for loan
  • Distinctive Communities - invest in home without tax increase
  • Mixed Use, Walkable - density draws stores, retail, entrepreneurial activity

LVT Jurisdictions 2013 millage rates Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development 

Land Value Tax growth

Land Value Tax Partner

The Center for the Study of Economics is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational foundation established in 1980. Our mission is to assist governments in evaluating current property tax policy .

The Center gathers and disseminates articles, studies and monographs on the subject of land based taxation.
We suggest implementation where appropriate but do not support political candidates or become involved in the electoral process.