Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tax assessed upon landed property.

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Examples

  • LONDON — The U.K. government's decision to raise the stamp duty land-tax threshold to £250,000 (about $372,000) will benefit around 350,000 first-time buyers by the end of this year, and the potential reduction in revenue should be eased by the introduction of a higher rate for properties costing more than £1 million.

    Boost for First-Time U.K. Home Buyers

  • The land-tax, supposed to be assessed only once a year, was sometimes collected two or three times.

    The Last Empress

  • I suspect that the two great debates in a land-tax system will be how to split the revenues and which programs should be funded or subsidized from general revenues and which should be funded by user fees.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Thus, a “pure” land-tax system has been difficult to establish or maintain over time.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The English feudal system was essentially a land-tax system.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • And in the modern world, highly successful states like Singapore, British Hong Kong, and Taiwan are “Georgist” land-tax states.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • A system of vouchers to parents would likely bring both great diversity and great economies to the educational system, while allowing the public to recoup their investment by selling the schools and putting the land back on the land-tax rolls.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • He does not tell us about other taxes being imposed on dhimmi citizens, who must pay at least two other kinds of taxes in ideal Islamic states, namely the jiziyah (poll-tax) and kharaj (land-tax).

    Osama's Tax Incentives to Americans --- Not Telling the Whole Truth

  • The tax extracted from the produce of the land, ranging between 10% and 50%, thus became known as kharaj or land-tax.

    Osama's Tax Incentives to Americans --- Not Telling the Whole Truth

  • It was not until the land-tax was increased, that the gentry began to grumble a little; but still my party in the West was very strong against the Tiptoffs, and I determined to take the field and win as usual.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

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