Effects on taxpayers

Typical effects on taxpayers of shifting part of the real estate tax (or other taxes) from improvements to land value:

  • Most homeowners see a small decrease in taxes
  • Most active businesses see some decrease in taxes
  • Owners of rural land and farms may see a small increase in taxes, depending on the situation
  • Owners of buildable vacant or underused land pay substantially higher taxes
  • Renters are generally unaffected, or may benefit from construction

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