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The New View of the Property Tax: A Reformulation

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  • Peter M. Mieszkowski
  • George R. Zodrow

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The"new view" of the property tax is reformulated within the context of a model with interjurisdictional competition, endogenous local public services, individuals who are segregated into homogeneous communities according to tastes for local public services, a simple form of land use zoning, and a political or constitutional constraint on the use of head taxes by local governments. Expressions for the "profits tax" and"excise tax" effects of the property tax are derived. The effects of a "consumption distortion" away from government services due to local reluctance to tax mobile capital are also examined.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 1481.

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Date of creation: Oct 1984
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Publication status: published as Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 16, no. 3, (August 1986): pp. 309-327.
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:1481

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  1. Zodrow, George R., 2001. "The Property Tax as a Capital Tax: A Room with Three Views," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 54(n. 1), pages 139-56, March.
  2. Zodrow, George R., 2014. "Intrajurisdictional capitalization and the incidence of the property tax," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 57-66.
  3. Peter M. Mieszkowski & George R. Zodrow, 1984. "The Incidence of the Local Property Tax: A Re-evaluation," NBER Working Papers 1485, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Athiphat Muthitacharoen & George R. Zodrow, 2012. "Revisiting the Excise Tax Effects of the Property Tax: Working Paper 2012-05," Working Papers 42926, Congressional Budget Office.
  5. Weingast, Barry R., 2009. "Second generation fiscal federalism: The implications of fiscal incentives," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(3), pages 279-293, May.
  6. Christensen, Kevin & Cline, Robert & Neubig, Tom, 2001. "Total Corporate Taxation: "Hidden," Above-the-Line, Non-Income Taxes," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 54(n. 3), pages 495-506, September.
  7. George R. Zodrow, 2008. "The Property Tax Incidence Debate and the Mix of State and Local Finance of Local Public Expenditures," Working Papers 0801, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.
  8. Raymond Torres, 2012. "Shared Societies and the Global Crisis: Evidence and Policy," Working Papers 2012/42, Maastricht School of Management.
  9. Gravelle, Jennifer, 2013. "Corporate Tax Incidence: Review Of General Equilibrium Estimates And Analysis," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 66(1), pages 185-214, March.
  10. Victor Duarte Lledo, 2005. "Tax Systems Under Fiscal Adjustment," IMF Working Papers 05/142, International Monetary Fund.

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