International Handbook of Land and Property Taxation

Overview

The 28 studies were prepared for the World Bank in early 2002 as part of the background for its 2003 Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction. Most of them are case studies reviewing the taxation of land and property in 25 countries, five each in the OEDC, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America with one in each group receiving fuller coverage. They focus on the potential contributions of the taxes to the revenues of urban and rural governments and to more efficient land use. Special ...
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Overview

The 28 studies were prepared for the World Bank in early 2002 as part of the background for its 2003 Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction. Most of them are case studies reviewing the taxation of land and property in 25 countries, five each in the OEDC, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America with one in each group receiving fuller coverage. They focus on the potential contributions of the taxes to the revenues of urban and rural governments and to more efficient land use. Special attention is paid to the tax base, tax rates, and administration, on which the ability of the property tax to make such contributions largely depends. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843766476
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/4/2004
  • Series: Elgar Original Reference Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii
Acknowledgements viii
1 Introduction and overview 1
2 Land and property taxation in 25 countries: a comparative review 19
3 Reforming property taxes 57
Part I Oecd Countries
4 Property taxation in Canada 69
5 Property taxation in the United Kingdom 81
6 Property taxation in Australia 91
7 Land taxation in Germany 98
8 Property tax in Japan 107
Part II Asia
9 Property taxation in Indonesia 117
10 Property taxation in India 129
11 Real property taxation in the Philippines 152
12 Property tax in Thailand 159
13 Land and property tax in China 165
Part III Africa
14 Property taxation in Kenya 177
15 Property rates in Tanzania 189
16 Property taxation in South Africa 199
17 Land and property taxation in Guinea 205
18 Land and property taxation in Tunisia 210
Part IV Central and Eastern Europe
19 Land-based taxes in Hungary 219
20 Land and property taxes in Russia 236
21 Property tax in Ukraine 246
22 Land and property taxes in Poland 253
23 Real estate tax in Latvia 259
Part V Latin America
24 Land taxes in Colombia 265
25 Taxes on land and property in Argentina 281
26 Property tax in Chile 286
27 Property taxes in Mexico 292
28 Property taxes in Nicaragua 298
Index 303
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