Skip to content

Property Taxes

All Related Articles

Next UK Prime Minister Election or UK Conservative Party or Tory Leadership Election between Rishi Sunak tax policies and and Liz Truss tax policies

Taxes and the UK’s new Prime Minister

In an already-challenging economic environment, new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss must get tax rates correct to avoid over-burdening a population and business sector facing immense uncertainty. Focusing only on rates while ignoring the base misses an opportunity for real, pro-growth reform.

4 min read
Wisconsin income tax reform proposals competition

Wisconsin Losing Ground to Tax-Friendly Peers

While Wisconsin has long been one of the highest-tax states in the nation, that distinction is increasingly detrimental as businesses and individuals enjoy increased economic and geographic mobility.

6 min read
Close to Home: A Short Guide to Property Taxes

Pondering Property Taxes

Property taxes are highly unpopular and can get extremely confusing. But when done right, they can be quite good. We talk through what a well structured property tax should look like, which states have good property tax structures in place and which ones don’t, and how these taxes impact a state’s competitiveness in an increasingly mobile economy.

Explore the three basic tax types on what you buy, earn, and own.

The Three Basic Tax Types

The better you understand taxes, the better equipped you are to make decisions about them. All taxes can be divided into three basic types: taxes on what you buy, taxes on what you earn, and taxes on what you own.

Wealth taxes in Europe 2022 net wealth tax countries. Which European countries have a wealth tax

Wealth Taxes in Europe, 2022

Only three European OECD countries levy a net wealth tax, namely Norway, Spain, and Switzerland.

3 min read

History of Taxes

Learn where and when taxes originated and how they resemble taxes we have today. Understand how the American tax code developed from the beginning of the colonies. Learn about some of the weirder taxes throughout history, designed not just to raise revenue, but influence behavior too.

TaxEDU glossary

Lesson Plan: Not All Taxes Are Created Equal

In this lesson plan, students will discover why there are better and worse ways for governments to raise a dollar of revenue. Students will compare the economic impact of the three basic tax types—taxes on what you earn, buy, and own—including three specific taxes within each category, and learn about the basics of “dynamic scoring.”

TaxEDU glossary

Lesson Plan: The Three Basic Tax Types

What are the three basic tax types in the American Tax Code? In this lesson plan, students will learn about taxes on what you earn, taxes on what you buy, and taxes on what you own. Learn how do these taxes fit together, how they impact government revenues and the economy, and where you may encounter them in your daily life.

state wealth tax proposals state flat tax state income tax reform state tobacco taxes, state cigarette tax rates and cigarette taxes state tax incentives 2021 state revenue and 2021 state budget projections state tax reform covid and state tax cuts covid

State Legislatures Take Up Tax Reform and Relief in 2022

After a whirlwind of cuts and reforms in 2021, it looks like 2022 might be an even bigger year for state tax codes. Republican and Democratic governors alike used their annual State of the State addresses to call for tax reform, and there is already serious momentum from state lawmakers nationwide to get the job done.

3 min read

Sources of Government Revenue in the OECD, 2022

Designing tax policy in a way that sustainably finances government activities while minimizing distortions is important for supporting a productive economy.

5 min read