University of Wisconsin–Madison

Non-Glamorous Gains: The Pennsylvania Land Tax Experiment

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This article reviews a collection of cities in Pennsylvania that utilize land value taxes to incentivize development and property improvements. It finds that cities with land value taxes mitigate excessive tax burdens for financially vulnerable residents while maintaining long-term fiscal stability.

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