Click for Property Tax Info

Up until 1996, the federal government provided local property tax information from across the country, but publishing that information stopped due to budget cuts. Today, the...
by | June 8, 2009 AT 11:32 AM

Up until 1996, the federal government provided local property tax information from across the country, but publishing that information stopped due to budget cuts. Today, the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy and the George Washington Institute of Public Policy restored the service by launching an online database with information on local property taxes. "The Significant Features of the Property Tax" database provides state summaries, Census data, and data tables organized into three types: information on the general characteristics of property taxes, relief and incentive programs, and structural arrangements. Users can create customized data tables by selecting states and or regions to compare, and years to frame the data. The data tables include links to the state's relevant tax code, and users can download the tables into Microsoft Excel for later use. The Lincoln Institute's Web site already has a similar database on real estate development by universities and will soon have a database of land values in the U.S.

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