In New South Wales , the state land tax exempts farmland and principal residences and there is a tax threshold. Determination of land value for tax purposes is the responsibility of the Valuer-General. The principal residence, primary production land and land used by a charity are exempt from land tax. By revenue, property taxes represent 4.
The Henry Tax Review of commissioned by the federal government recommended that state governments replace stamp duty with land value tax. The review proposed multiple marginal rates and that most agricultural land would be in the lowest band with a rate of zero.
Common property taxes include land value, which usually has a separate assessment. Thus, land value taxation already exists in many jurisdictions. Some jurisdictions have attempted to rely more heavily on it. For example, the city of Altoona adopted a property tax that solely taxes land value in but repealed the tax in In the late 19th century followers of Henry George founded a single tax colony at Fairhope, Alabama. Although the colony, now a nonprofit corporation, still holds land in the area and collects a relatively small ground rent, the land is subject to state and local property taxes.
Government rent in Hong Kong , formerly the crown rent, is levied in addition to Rates. Estonia levies a land value tax which is used to fund local municipalities. The rate is set by the Local Council within the limits of 0. It is one of the most important sources of funding for municipalities. Very few exemptions are considered on the land tax and even public institutions are subject to the land value tax. Land that is the site of a church is exempt, but other land held by religious institutions is not exempt.
Kenya's LVT history dates to at least , shortly after it achieved independence. Local governments must tax land value, but are required to seek approval from the central government for rates that exceed 4 percent. Buildings were not taxed in Kenya as of The central government is legally required to pay municipalities for the value of land it occupies. Kelly claimed that maybe as a result of this land reform, Kenya became the only stable country in its region.
A land value taxation on rural land was introduced in Namibia, with the primary intention of improving land use. Singapore owns the majority of its land which it leases for year terms. These two sources of revenue fund most of Singapore's new infrastructure.
The capital city of Baja California, Mexicali, has had a Land Value Tax since the s when it became the first locality in Mexico to implement such a tax. In , several economists wrote  to then President Mikhail Gorbachev suggesting that Russia adopt LVT; its failure to do so was argued as causal in the rise of the Oligarchs.
In the government of Ireland announced that it would introduce an LVT, beginning in Discussions remain as to whether or not to bring it back see Land Taxes in New Zealand.
Lloyd George believed relating national defence to land tax would both provoke the opposition of the House of Lords and rally the people round a simple emotive issue. The House of Lords , composed of wealthily land owners, rejected the Budget in November , leading to a constitutional crisis. MacLaren Lost his seat at the next election and the act was repealed, MacLaren tried again with a private member's bill in ; it was rejected to Labour Land Campaign activities within the Labour party and the broader Labour movement for "a more equitable distribution of the Land Values that are created by the whole community" through LVT.
The Green Party "favour moving to a system of Land Value Tax, where the level of taxation depends on the rental value of the land concerned. Since the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in , interest in adopting a land value tax in Scotland has grown. In February , the Scottish Office of the British Government launched a public consultation process on land reform. In the Scottish Parliament passed a resolution: "That the Parliament notes recent studies by the Scottish Executive and is interested in building on them by considering and investigating the contribution that land value taxation could make to the cultural, economic, environmental and democratic renaissance of Scotland.
The policy was considered the Scottish Local Government Finance Review whose Report  concluded that "although land value taxation meets a number of our criteria, we question whether the public would accept the upheaval involved in radical reform of this nature, unless they could clearly understand the nature of the change and the benefits involved We considered at length the many positive features of a land value tax which are consistent with our recommended local property tax [LPT], particularly its progressive nature.
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