The Freedom to Own Property: Reforming Texas' Local Property Taxes

Texas Public Policy Foundation, October 2015

12 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2015

See all articles by Kathleen Hunker

Kathleen Hunker

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Vance Ginn

Texas Public Policy Foundation

James Quintero

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Date Written: October 1, 2015

Abstract

In the short-term, Texas should reform burdensome local property taxes by improving the appraisal process and strengthening the rollback provision. Ultimately, Texas should eliminate property taxes and transition to a reformed sales tax. This paper investigates these issues and more.

Keywords: Texas, Property Taxes, Fiscal Policy, Sales Tax

JEL Classification: H70, H71

Suggested Citation

Hunker, Kathleen and Ginn, Vance and Quintero, James, The Freedom to Own Property: Reforming Texas' Local Property Taxes (October 1, 2015). Texas Public Policy Foundation, October 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2684259

Kathleen Hunker

Texas Public Policy Foundation ( email )

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Vance Ginn (Contact Author)

Texas Public Policy Foundation ( email )

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James Quintero

Texas Public Policy Foundation ( email )

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Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701
United States

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