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Seven-Year Property Tax Trends in Georgia's Forest Lands

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Surveys made during and after statewide property revaluation showed forest taxes up 211 percent and appraised land values up 238 percent between 1963 and 1970. Sharpest increases were registered in areas with greatest population gains and less intensive forestry. Ad valorem tax inequities within and among counties could be corrected through appraisal methods and practice that specified present use and productive capacity as the basis for valuation of rural land. The Georgia story typifies the rural property tax plight of states throughout the South and the nation.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, School of Forest Resources, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

Publication date: 1973-06-01

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