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Farmland Owners’ Land Sale Preferences: Can They Be Affected by Taxation Programs?

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  • Sami Myyrä
  • Eija Pouta

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Land ownership fragmentation has resulted in the neglect of land improvement in many countries. This study aims to analyze whether this challenge could be resolved by a tax policy that encourages land sales. Using Finnish data, real estate tax and temporal relaxation on taxation of capital gains showed some potential for the restructuring of land ownership. Potential sellers who could not be revealed by traditional logit models were identified with the latent class approach. Those landowners with an intention to sell even without a policy change were sensitive to temporal relaxation in the taxation of capital gains.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

Volume (Year): 86 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 245-262

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:86:y:2010:i:2:p:245-262

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  1. Eija, Pouta & Sami, Myyra & Kyosti, Pietola, 2011. "Landowner response to policies regulating land improvements: lease or search for other options?," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, European Association of Agricultural Economists 114770, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  2. Grammatikopoulou, Ioanna & Myyra, Sami & Pouta, Eija, 2011. "The proximity of a field plot and land-use choice: implications for land consolidation," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, European Association of Agricultural Economists 114602, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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