History of Property Taxes in the United States


Subject:
Housing , Tax Filing Season , Property Taxes

Description:
This essay describes the history of taxes based on ownership of property from Colonial times through the 20th century in the U.S. Topics include property taxes during the Revolutionary War, 19th century uniformity provisions ("property be taxed equally by value") in state constitutions, failure of the general property tax provisions in the 20th century, and California's tax revolt in 1978 (Proposition 13). Includes a short bibliography. By an emeritus professor from Wichita State University.

Creator:
Fisher, Glenn W.

Publisher:
EH.Net Encyclopedia

Language:
English

Source:
http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/fisher.property.tax.history.us


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