July 29, 2014

What Gets Measured Gets Managed: The Economic Burden of Business Property Taxes

October 16, 2013 – Adam Found, Benjamin Dachis, and Peter Tomlinson

Business property taxes are a major part of the tax burden on new business investment that can tip the balance in the competition for capital among Canadian cities and provinces, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “What Gets Measured Gets Managed: The Economic Burden of Business Property Taxes,” authors Adam Found, Benjamin Dachis, and Peter Tomlinson conduct groundbreaking research into the impact of business property taxes (BPTs) in localities across Canada and show where they are highest and lowest.

For the report go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_166.pdf

For a chart of tax burden by major city go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/images/e-brief_166_chart.jpg

For the Technical Appendix go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_166_appendix.pdf

 

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