Tax Policy Center

property tax

State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Cities, counties, and other local governments have traditionally relied on property taxes as a substantial and stable revenue stream. But with remote work taking hold...
May 1, 2024Richard C. AuxierThomas Brosy
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
While most of the political world looks ahead to 2024, voters are making important choices on property taxes, wealth taxes, cannabis taxes, and more this...
October 19, 2023Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
More than three years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift to remote work for many office workers has put the future of...
August 22, 2023Thomas Brosy
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (D) recently proposed raising the city’s tax on vacant or undeveloped land while reducing taxes on buildings by 30 percent. The...
July 24, 2023Lillian HunterSadie BogradAravind Boddupalli
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A major property tax cut proposal for seniors has New Jersey’s legislative leaders at odds with the governor as the state tries to wrap up...
June 8, 2023Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
As the first day of school approaches, remember that the quality of a child’s education is largely determined by where their public school is located...
August 19, 2021Jake Fisher
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Last month, an Idaho lawmaker called the property tax “ inherently evil ” and suggested the state repeal it and replace the foregone revenue with...
March 9, 2020Tracy Gordon
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
How and why do our property tax dollars fund public education? It’s a tricky thing, asking taxpayers to pay for something they don’t feel they use every day. After all, some see public education as a public good that serves the overall economy and community. But others… don’t.
May 2, 2018Renu Zaretsky
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Last month, I had to tell my middle-school age children that something really bad happened at a high school. Not at the high school just over a mile from our home in Michigan, but at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Our children were horrified by the tragedy, and given a recent action by our school board, by something else.
March 7, 2018Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
On Election Day, 54 percent of Pennsylvania voters backed a convoluted ballot initiative aimed at ending homeowner’s property taxes. Sounds great, right? Well, unfortunately for...
November 17, 2017Richard C. Auxier