Raising taxes on land value under a split-rate system can increase land value per acre. Residential land is more sensitive to these changes than commercial or industrial land.
The least wealthy are mostly likely to face tax increases via LVT.
The median average change in tax liability after revenue-neutral LVT was -28.6%.
Owners of properties with high land-to-improvements ratios (like car dealerships) will tend to experience an increase in their tax liabilities when moving from uniform property taxation to split-rate land value taxation.
Adam Smith supported land value taxation, writing that the burden would fall upon owners of "ground-rent", who always act as monopolists.
Pairing a national LVT with a UBI funded by the revenue would provide a net gain to two-adult households with property values at $500,000 or less.
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Michael D. Wyatt
Mads Rahbek Jørgensen
Anne Kristine Høj
Hoang The Nguyen
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Land Value Tax