An earlier study found that certain Minnesota state aid programs stimulated city property tax levies to a high degree. If this is accurate, it suggests potentially serious problems with state property tax relief efforts. This article re-examines this question and finds that most aid programs have little direct effect on property tax levies. However, certain aid formulas that reduce the effective price of property taxes do indirectly stimulate property taxes. Therefore, states need to be careful in designing aid programs intended to reduce property taxes.
Bartle, J.R. (1996), "The effect of intergovernmental aid on city property taxes: new results for minnesota", Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 150-169. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPBAFM-08-02-1996-B001Download as .RIS
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