ad valorem

ad va·​lo·​rem | \ ˌad-və-ˈlȯr-əm How to pronounce ad valorem (audio) \

Definition of ad valorem

: imposed at a rate percent of value ad valorem tax on goods — compare specific entry 1 sense 5b

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Foote said the better approach is to increase the effective severance tax rate in Colorado by reducing the credits the industry can take, which currently includes applying 87.5 percent of the ad valorem tax as an offset to severance tax owed. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Is it too late for Colorado to capture billions of dollars in oil and gas tax revenues in a permanent fund?," 18 Aug. 2019 Instead of creating a rainy-day fund overseen by the state, lawmakers gave local communities in Colorado the power to impose a substantive property tax — or ad valorem levy — on what flows out of the well. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Is it too late for Colorado to capture billions of dollars in oil and gas tax revenues in a permanent fund?," 18 Aug. 2019 Besides the three council seats, a special election is being held on Oct. 8 for city residents to decide whether to renew ad valorem taxes for Birmingham City Schools. Howard Koplowitz |, al, "Candidate qualifying dates set for Birmingham council special elections," 6 Aug. 2019 The ad valorem tax should be around .32 cents per $100 value. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Liberty County receives ‘excellent’ audit report for 2018," 28 July 2019 The district’s intent was to ask for an ad valorem tax, not a sales tax. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Ballot error could be costly for Liberty County ESD No. 3 proposition," 28 Apr. 2018 The motor vehicle title ad valorem increased by $110,000 and the insurance premium tax budget increased by $150,000. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Duluth adopts Fiscal Year 2019 budget," 15 June 2018 The Milton City Council, acting on local legislation passed earlier this year by the General Assembly, has put a question on the Nov. 6 ballot asking residents to approve a new homestead exemption from municipal ad valorem taxes. David Ibata, ajc, "Milton OKs referendum on homestead exemption," 22 June 2018 Orange County currently funds Lynx from ad valorem (property taxes). Scott Maxwell,, "15 questions for the candidates for Orange County mayor. Where do they stand?," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of ad valorem

circa 1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad valorem

New Latin ad valōrem "according to the value"

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ad valorem

ad va·​lo·​rem | \ ˈad-və-ˈlōr-əm, ˈäd-vä-ˈlō-rem How to pronounce ad valorem (audio) \

Legal Definition of ad valorem

: imposed at a rate based on a percent of value an ad valorem tax on real estate

History and Etymology for ad valorem

Latin, according to the value

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