Revaluating Forestry Property--A Tax Challenge

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Increasing demands for services by local governments often lead to revaluation or equalization programs. Revaluation in Georgia resulted in greater proportionate tax increases on rural land than on city property. Personnel conducting revaluation programs have not used uniform guidelines on rural lands. Foresters have generally been reluctant to assume leadership to improve the property tax system. Unless foresters offer constructive assistance to local and state officials in property tax programs, policy decisions on this issue--which vitally affect forestry--will once again be determined by leadership from outside the profession.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Attorney, Athens, Ga.

Publication date: December 1, 1965

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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