Update: More reports about the advantages of land value tax

cleared path
“Nice path cleared in Stuyvesant Town”
by Marianne O’Leary (CC BY 2.0 Deed )

Robert Schalkenbach Foundation have produced a Primer on Land Value Tax. While focused on Colorado, the principles apply everywhere.

Also, an extensive review of research literature about LVT has been posted  here. Among the topics covered are effects on sprawl/infill, housing supply, business formation, environment, tax compliance, inequality, and rents.


Public revenue ideas at NCSL Indianapolis

Improve opportunity with a straightforward revenue shift (Image credit: Mike Lawrence, CC BY-SA 2.0)

If you’re attending the National Conference of State Legislators in Indianapolis next week, stop by Booth 830, and meet experts from the Public Revenue Education Council, along with Center for the Study of Economics, Better Cities Committee, and Just Economics, to investigate a revenue source which works better for taxpayers and local governments.

Staffing our booth August 15 and 16 will be Scott Walton, Josh Vincent, Sue Walton, Eric Reingardt, and Rick Rybeck.  They look forward to meeting you, answering your questions, and telling you lots of stories about how communities have benefited from a shift of tax off of improvements and on to land value.

Or, explore our site, perhaps starting here.


At the NCSL “Legislative Summit” 2016

Last time NCSL was in Chicago, 2012, Al Katzenberger explaining Land Value Taxation to an attendee
Last time NCSL was in Chicago, 2012, Al Katzenberger provides revenue and development advice to an attendee.

Public Revenue Education Council is again representing advocates of the land value tax (LVT) at the 2016 “Legislative Summit” of the National Council of State Legislatures. Legislators and their staffs have a lot of concerns, but for most, two of the top priorities are economic development and tax revenue. At our Booth 505 in the NCSL Exhibit Hall you can learn about one policy that achieves both.

While we are based in St. Louis, proponents able to assist with smart revenue policy are located throughout the United States and other countries.


We are the Public Revenue Education Council

Based in Indiana, our mission is to help concerned citizens and local officials throughout North America understand site value (land value), and learn the benefits and practicality of greater reliance on it as a revenue source. This is our new, not-yet-complete, web site.  The domain name “trylvt” means that we suggest considering land value taxation (also known in some areas as “site value taxation”), as a revenue source in place of taxes on productive activity.