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Land tax   /lænd tæks/   Listen
Land tax

A capital tax on property imposed by municipalities; based on the estimated value of the property.  Synonym: property tax.

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"Land tax" Quotes from Famous Books

... notice the inevitable failure of the experiment which converted the government into a tithe-proctor. It was then replaced by a new plan, under which the government abandoned all processes under the existing law, advanced L1,000,000 to clear off all arrears of tithe, and sought reimbursement by a land tax payable for a ...
— The Political History of England - Vol XI - From Addington's Administration to the close of William - IV.'s Reign (1801-1837) • George Brodrick

... could grant such compensation as was just, but in no case could it exceed the assessed value of the land per acre that the owner had sworn to previously as the full value of his land, to be paid out of the funds of the district. There were only two forms of taxation in Eurasia, a land tax and a graduated income tax. There was no tax on improvements of any kind, either on city or country property, but on the land only; by this wise system of taxation encouraging the people to improve their property and beautify and discouraging land speculation; and when the Government wanted land ...
— Eurasia • Christopher Evans

... design or from accident, the mode of assessment seemed to unite the substance of a land tax with the forms of a capitation. The returns which were sent of every province or district, expressed the number of tributary subjects, and the amount of the public impositions. The latter of these sums was divided by the former; and the estimate, that such a province ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 2 • Edward Gibbon

Words linked to "Land tax" :   capital levy, council tax

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