Understanding Your Property Tax
In addition, the state of California mandates that a solar customer cannot have his her building reassessed to raise property taxes. With most improvements in a home, particularly the ones that require county building permits with all the associated code inspections, the county reassesses the value of the property, and the property taxes go up. Not so with solar.
Special tax exemptions for purchasing biofuels-related equipment are also common. Generally, the tax exemptions are not contingent on production levels. For example, Montana exempts all equipment and tools used to produce ethanol from grain from property taxes for a period of 10 years. In Oregon, ethanol plants pay a reduced rate (50 of statute) on the assessed value of their plant for a period of five years. These policies reduce the private cost to build a biofuels facility.
Regarding the sources of the revenues to be collected, article 2 of the Iraqi revenue-sharing law indicates applicability to revenues from both external sources, such as foreign grants, aid, or loans, and from internal sources, such as domestic income, sales, and property taxes.47 Paragraph A of that same article has the effect of bringing a mounts received and obtained from sales of oil and gas payable to the State all over the country, as well as royalty, production bonuses, and direct and indirect taxes of any individual resources resulting from oil and gas contracts from national and foreign countries within the revenue-sharing law's so-called Financial Resources Fund.48 Article 3 of the revenue-sharing law then clearly provides that deposits of such amounts from oil and gas activity shall be considered deposits into an account denominated the external financial resources account.49 As might be imagined, that external financial resources account shall also hold deposits from all...
The foregoing assessment assists in understanding the basic job growth potential of modern ethanol production and the possible magnitude of error common in estimating that potential. The gap between perception and reality is profound and procedurally troublesome because it has implications for public policy development. Modern industrial development benefits strongly from federal, state, and local government underwriting. New ethanol plants across the U.S. are reaping large amounts of risk-reducing tax credits, subsidies, and other kinds of public support. According to one recent study (Koplow 2007), U.S. subsidies in support of ethanol production ranged from 1.42 to 1.84 per gallon in 2006 considering all capital development, credits, and other support. Using the same criteria for comparison that study concluded that subsidies for petroleum averaged just 2.4 percent of those amounts (Brasher July 2007). In Iowa, newer plants are demanding and receiving up to 20 year local property...
To American farmers, wind power is like finding money in the street. Some estimate that wind energy produces up to 1 million in local property tax revenue, two hundred construction jobs, and two to five permanent jobs for every hundred megawatts of capacity built, without displacing other employment.2
In this example, the stored paper ties up money that is then not available for purchasing equipment, investing, or other purposes. In some jurisdictions, a property tax may be assessed. This stockpile, which only exists as a safety stock in the event that a supplier has a problem, is subject to shrinkage (pilferage, moisture, rodents chewing on it, and chemical change from excess heat or cold) and storage effects that can jam printers or result in discoloration. When more paper is needed, someone must drive equipment to the storage site, extract the paper, and then transport it back to the point where it will be used.
A Nevada state property tax abatement (changes in 2007 by the Legislature) offers up to 25 percent reduction, for up to 10 years, for private development projects achieving a LEED Silver certification. Assuming the property tax is 1 percent of value, this abatement could be worth up to 2.5 percent of the building's construction cost, typically far more than the actual cost of achieving LEED Silver on a large project. As a result, a large number of Nevada projects are pursuing LEED certification, including the world's largest private development project, the 7 billion and 17 million square feet City Center project in Las Vegas.15
Often the key to reaching agreement with local officials on siting issues and various other local project impacts, regardless of their particular approval process used by such officials, is the size and form of annual community compensation that will be received from the project developer, owner, or operator. Virtually all wind farm facilities will be subject to property taxes and from more than one local taxing entity (e.g., town, school system, county). Because the property tax obligation can be sizable enough to adversely impact project economics and jeopardize a project's financial viability (affecting the decision to build), most developers seek to negotiate an agreement with the local taxing entities to reduce that tax obligation, often called a Payment-in-Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Agreement. By establishing a fixed set of payments over a specific long period of time in a PILOT agreement, the developer (and the project financers) will be assured of a known long-term expense that is...
Two transportation projects are moving forward. The existing waterfront light rail, which has not received much use since it was built in mid-1990s, will be connected to the downtown core and a high-speed bus system that will soon link the waterfront to other key cultural and employment centers in the city. Secondly, on the western portion of the Waterfront District, a limited access highway that has separated the water from several neighborhoods will be converted to a boulevard. This will allow for at-grade street connections from the lakeshore area to the neighborhoods, and will allow for development of what will become prime real estate along the lakefront boulevard to provide much-needed income and property tax revenues to the city. Less project-oriented progress has been made in terms of materials, education and policy, landscape, and the ecological environment.
The state of Nevada offers a property tax abatement of up to 35 percent reduction, for up to 10 years, for private development projects achieving a LEED Silver certification. Assuming the property tax is assessed at 1 percent of value, this abatement could be worth as much as 3.5 percent of the building cost, typically far more than the actual cost of achieving LEED Silver on a large project. As a result, a large number of Nevada projects are pursuing LEED certification.* The Nevada law also provides for sales tax abatement for green materials used in LEED Silver-certified buildings.
The potential for the host community to be compensated in some manner by the developer is often an important factor in reaching agreement with local officials. Virtually all wind project facilities will be subject to property taxes. Alternatively, developers may seek to negotiate an agreement with the local taxing entities, often called a PILOT agreement (Section 4.3.6). By establishing a fixed set of payments over a specified period of time, the developer (and the project financers) will be able to better forecast long-term expenses, and the taxing authority will have a guaranteed level of income.
Settlements, and (4) to provide for interstate banking of Colorado River water to assist Nevada and California in meeting their water supply requirements while protecting Arizona's entitlement. The AWBA uses a combination of groundwater withdrawal fees, property taxes, and state general funds to purchase excess CAP water and contract with recharge facilities to store the water underground in central Arizona. The AWBA has been hailed as a major innovation in water management, and it has changed the tenor of inter-state negotiations substantially.
Ideally, surplus electronic equipment is collected at one central location for disposal. Equipment can be can be sold, donated, or scrapped. Aggregating everything into one place facilitates counting, inspecting, and data erasure prior to its departure. Part of the employee education program must include educating staff on what is included, such as batteries, cellular telephones, broken keyboards, cables, and so on. The central control of electronic equipment disposal also ensures that equipment is properly removed from the company's asset inventory. This is significant for companies that pay a property tax on assets.
It seems reasonable to expect that the perception of a fair tax system acknowledges the difference in tax rates and tax burden, and whether the tax, as such, is considered to be a 'fair' tax. For instance, the Swedish real estate tax is a very unpopular one, possibly due to the fact that the tax costs for some groups of high concern (e.g. elderly people) are considered too substantial. This is in spite of the fact that this is an excellent tax if one only has optimal taxation in mind. In contrast, it appears as if the CO2 tax should be considered fair. It is an equitable tax in line with the polluter pays principle, and should primarily be seen from a distributive efficiency perspective - that is, a tax with the goal of reaching an efficient allocation of scarce resources. A reasonable interpretation from a fairness perspective is that those who emit the most should also decrease their emissions the most. Nevertheless, this is not a view held by all groups as it is less common among...
Another type of green mixed-use urban development is rising in Las Vegas, Nevada. The MGM CityCenter project is a huge, 76-acre, city within a city on the Las Vegas Strip. CityCenter anticipates opening in 2009 with a 60-story, 4,000-room hotel and casino along with two 400-room boutique hotels and 500,000 square feet of retail, along with 2,800 residential units. As the largest new mixed-use development in the US, with some 18 million square feet of space and an investment valued at 7 billion, CityCenter is a major undertaking.16 All buildings except the casino are expected to receive at least LEED Silver certification, owing in large measure to some generous state property tax abatements.17
Large homes cost more to heat and cool (and, as page 42 shows, heating and cooling account for the majority of a household's energy use). More bathrooms mean more water use and water-heating costs. Some oversized houses have rooms that are rarely, if ever, used. Bigger homes also cost significantly more in mortgage, insurance, and property tax expenses. And neighborhoods with such homes tend to be far from workplaces, restaurants, and stores, so running errands means driving.
ECONorthwest (2002) conducted another study for Kittitas County, Washington, located just north of Yakima County. The purpose of this study was to analyze and help quantify impacts in three key areas of interest property values, economic impacts, and tax revenues. The study found that views of wind turbines would not negatively impact property values, wind plant construction would have significant economic benefits, wind plant operation would provide additional annual economic benefits, property tax revenues would increase, and tax revenues to the county would also increase.
In addition to federal environmental regulation, virtually every state has an agency responsible for pollution control. Many of these state agencies were established by state legislatures shortly after the creation of the EPA. State environmental agencies may receive their funding from a variety of sources, including legislative appropriation, property taxes, and grants from the EPA and other federal agencies. The extent and type of state regulation
The states leading in the passage of renewable energy legislation are Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California. California has set the ambitious goal of creating 3,000 megawatts of solar power by 2017 and has earmarked 3.2 billion for subsidizing solar installations in order to place solar collectors on one million rooftops. The city of Berkeley pays the upfront cost of residential solar installations recouping that investment over 20 years in increased property taxes. California also has a vision of a hydrogen highway with 100 fuel stations running the length of the state by 2010. In San Francisco, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is recommending a direct charge of 4.4tf per ton of carbon dioxide emitted (161 per ton of carbon).
Change there as far as renovations, offering better education to local people. I think once the power plant does come, there will be a lot of spin-off companies come from it. Also one stated, The coal-fired power plant would end up being our largest taxpayer. They would double our property tax. Double it right now. And finally one explained, Personally, I'm for the power plant. I think it's a very clean technology.
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