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The land value of local roads

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Roads cover a signiÞcant fraction of the land area in many municipalities. The public provision of roads means this land is exempt from the local property tax. Transferring roads from public to private ownership would not only remove maintenance costs from city budgets, but increase potential property tax revenue as well. This paper calculates the value of the land occupied by roads in sample cities and determines the potential revenue increase if they were subject to property tax. Further calculation computes the extent to which the property tax rate could be reduced if the land value of roads were added to the tax base.

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Paper provided by University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group in its series Working Papers with number 000063.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:nex:wpaper:landvalueoflocalroads

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Keywords: tax; land value; locational analysis; transportation finance;

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