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A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of a Property Tax Limitation Initiative in Idaho

  • Roxana Julia-Wise
  • Stephen C. Cooke
  • RDavid Holland
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    Idaho voters rejected a property tax limitation initiative in 1996. Before the election, proponents claimed the decrease in revenues would be offset from the increase in economic activity. We developed a computable general equilibrium model based on tradable and non-tradable sectors to hypothesize the impact on Idaho’s public finances, household income, and economic growth, with and without the initiative’s tax policy. The model predicts that each $3 reduction in property tax revenues would result in an overall $2 loss in state and local revenues. The benefits are predicted to be $35 per low-income household and $738 per high-income household. The federal government would receive 1% additional revenues from Idaho.

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

    Volume (Year): 78 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 207-227

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:78:y:2002:i:2:p:207-227
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