property tax


Definition of property tax

: a tax levied on real or personal property

Examples of property tax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adding to the frustration are property tax rates that are among the highest in Los Angeles County. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2021 So as property values have skyrocketed in the city, property tax rates have declined. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2021 Through prudent planning and spending, Hampstead will continue to maintain one of the lowest property tax rates in Carroll County, while fully providing for our public works and public safety departments., 7 May 2021 The city avoided cuts thanks largely to a property tax increase. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 14 May 2021 JCPS' school board ultimately approved in May 2020 a 7-cent property tax increase — about an extra $70 a year for a resident owning a $100,000 home. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 3 May 2021 Amid all this, angry local groups are trying to spur a special election to roll back a gigantic property tax increase. Steven Malanga, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2021 In November, the Measure A $900 million housing bond, to be paid off with a property tax increase, received 57.6 percent of the vote. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 This would be the city’s first dedication of property tax money for maintenance of key assets — an excellent idea., 26 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of property tax

1808, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of property tax was in 1808

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8 Jun 2021

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“Property tax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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Legal Definition of property tax

: a tax levied on real or personal property (as by a municipality) — compare excise, income tax

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