Property taxes

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In the Media

Leiser emphasizes the need to consider property taxes when moving

Mar 29, 2021 The Washington Examiner
As Pennsylvania considers legislation to cut the state's property taxes, which are some of the highest in the country, Stephanie Leiser commented that people need to consider property taxes when moving: "Every family will have different preferences...

Solar Energy Property Taxation

June 30, 2021
Eli Gold, advised by Sarah Mills
In this memo, we examine the existing ways states have crafted legislation on property taxes for utility-scale solar developments and find two main categories of existing legislation—”exemption or abatement,” and “exemption and replacement.” We...
Working Papers

Inventory of State Wind Property Tax Treatments

June 23, 2021
Emma Uebelhor, Olivia Hintz, & Eli Gold
This study inventories the current property tax treatments for utility-scale wind developments across all 50 states. This inventory was created entirely with publicly available information from a variety of web-based sources and is accurate as of...
Working Papers

Inventory of State Solar Property Tax Treatments

June 10, 2021
Olivia Hintz, Emma Uebelhor, & Eli Gold
As solar development increases, states face new challenges in regulating and taxing solar facilities. To better understand an important piece of the current regulatory landscape for solar, this study inventories property tax treatment for...
Student Working Papers

Property Tax Rates in Detroit: A Michigan Public Policy Recommendation

April 1, 2017
Ronald Everett
On September 9th, 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau released a report outlining state government tax collection by category.1 Michigan ranked top ten out of all fifty states in the category of property tax rates. In addition, Michigan’s “lost decade” has...

The impact of tax-exempt properties on Michigan local governments

March 1, 2014
Property tax revenues are one of the most important sources of funding for local governments in Michigan, but jurisdictions’ revenues are constrained in part because most have at least some properties that are exempt from taxes. This report presents...