• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Property-tax a tax paid by persons possessed of property, at the rate of so much per cent. on its value
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. properte—a doublet of propriety.


In literature:

The law does not fix a property, income, or educational qualification, does not insist upon a knowledge of a trade, nor impose a tax.
"Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B. Grose
The new taxes, on property and income, had not become effective, largely because collection was devolved on the communes.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
Do you pay taxes, then, to an agent, that he may destroy your property?
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
They have the right to place a direct tax upon property.
"Home Rule" by Harold Spender
Well, we tax only property; if a nonworker acquires taxable property, he has to go to work to earn the taxes.
"Ministry of Disturbance" by Henry Beam Piper
A property-tax of 10 per cent.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
His whole property is then immediately taxed from two to ten per cent.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
It depends, for its support, upon taxes which are levied, in the first instance, upon property.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
To provide all these free benefits for those unwilling to work, the owners of property would of course have to be taxed out of existence.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
He still owned property there; he must pay his taxes.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown

In news:

Property tax rates are on the rise in 2011.
"This decision is a great victory for Long Island's electric ratepayers, who were overcharged for years because of excessive property tax assessments on the Shoreham power plant," said Richard M Kessel, chairman of LIPA.
He said he was opposed to the legislators voting to override the 2% property tax cap, which was mandated by officials in Albany earlier this year but which can be overridden by the county legislature if six of the nine members vote to do so.
The Chautauqua County Legislature will attempt to override the state's property tax cap this fall.
King County voters overwhelmingly approved a $118.9 million property tax levy to continue funding criminal fingerprint identification services for local law enforcement agencies, including the Issaquah Police Department.
7.295 million Annual property taxes: $129,947 19 Lincoln Ln, Purchase.
Eagle City Council votes not to increase property tax levy rate.
EVANSVILLE — The Evansville City Council on Monday approved a 19-year property tax phase-in for Professional Transportation Inc, a local company that's adding 100 jobs as part of an expansion project at its Morgan Avenue headquarters.
Senate Republicans agree to poison pill in personal property tax reform.
Florida voters were expected to vote on a massive property tax cut in November, but now that's in doubt, as the St Petersburg Times reports.
Second, about LeMieur's vote on the property tax issue.
Oregon's broken property tax system needs a reassessment .
Local taxes reduce property taxes.
Property tax rebates are not income for purposes of qualifying for a property tax exemption under MCL 211.7u.
MOUNT VERNON — Knox County property owners will have until Friday, Feb 12, 2010, to pay their 2009 property tax es, according to Knox County Treasurer Sandy Mizer.

In science:

Furthermore, regulatory constrains on housing supply exerted on housing prices by the state and the city in the form of ’zoning taxes’ are responsible for converting the property tax system in a complicated mess of interlocking influences and for much of the high cost of housing in Manhattan, .
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
However, can quantum decoherence be relied upon to have the properties assumed in such an estimate, and if not then can error correction methods still be found? Conversely, once we know more about the noise, it may be possible to identify considerably less taxing requirements for reliable computing.
Quantum Computing