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  • John David Kromkowski
    Nov 21 5:01 PM
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      This is in english.
      Seit langem habe ich nicht auf deutche gesprochen.
      It looks like each state has an ad valorem real estate tax (land and buildings). I looked at a couple of state sites.  It looks like it is paid quarterly, but there are exemptions of credit for children and and some kind of lower rate if the condo is newer. 
      It appears that there is a london office ( i gather for foreign owners to pay?) maybe you could call them and they could give you a sketch of how real estate taxes actual work in Germany.   I saw one site explaining how that soil evaluation is down for ag land and presumable to make assessments.
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      On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Scott Bergeson <scottb@...> wrote:

      Requesteth Dave Wetzel on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:42:53 +0000:

      ___Dave Wetzel___

      Does anyone know how the German Ground Tax (Grundsteuer) works?
      Or can you please translate this:

      Some embedded links not included, see original.

      The ground (estate) tax is a tax on the ownership of land parcels
      (wealth tax). The basis for the groundtax is mostly the worth of the
      parcel. In many countries, the tax rate is set at the local level.


      1 Germany
      2 Austria
      3 Canada
      4 Netherlands
      5 See also
      6 Weblinks


      The situation in Germany is described in detail at Groundtax (Germany).
      [No other languages available]


      The Austrian scheme is very similar to the situation in
      Germany, details are described under property tax (Austria).


      Many provinces in Canada levy a property [following
      clause negates "land"] tax, the amount of which
      depends on the worth and use of the parcel. This is a
      primary source of revenue for most local governments
      http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kommunalverwaltung in

      Canada. The tax rate varies between municipalities, but
      most of the levy bases, assessment procedures, etc. are
      established via provincial law. Increasingly, a standard
      market value http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marktwert
      is used, which is adjusted in different cycles. Some

      provinces provide for an annual adjustment in the event
      that the property market is particularly volatile, while
      others allow long periods to elapse between revaluations.


      Municipalities levy the estate tax (Dutch: Onroerend goed
      belasting or onroerende zaak belasting (OZB)) in 2 parts:
      on the dwellers and on the owner of the house. Tenants of
      housing pay only the portion that accrues to the dwellers.
      In recent years, increases of over 10% in this taxation in

      some municipalities were cause for concern. In 2005 there
      was a bill in Parliament that only the owner's part should
      be kept, as this is not likely to rise faster than inflation.

      See also

      Unit value
      Tax amount
      Real estate appraisal
      Local tax
      Wealth tax
      Estate in land


      Detailed Property Report, instant property taxes

      and assessment info on U.S. real properties
      Urban Sprawl and the Property Tax (PDF file)
      Neutral Property Taxation (PDF file; 188 kB)
      The Property Tax as a Tax on Value: Deadweight Loss (PDF file; 259 kB)

      The Local Property Tax Literature: 100 Years of Disagreement (PDF file)
      Property Tax Section of Taxation World
      IPT Programs
      History of Property Taxes in the United States

      Please note the Wikipedia:Legal disclaimer

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