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Is There Any Land In The World With No Property Tax?
« on: March 10, 2007, 09:24:56 pm »

Is there any country in the world with no property tax? Is any jurisdiction (federal, provincial, or local; any country) free of property taxes?
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2007, 10:34:26 pm »

I've noticed some municipalities with a total tax of -$0- listed, but I don't know what the circumstances are in each place.

Look at 2006 Property Tax Rates here: http://www.nh.gov/revenue/municipalities/ms-new.htm
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Re: Is There Any Land In The World With No Property Tax?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 03:08:01 am »

I've noticed some municipalities with a total tax of -$0- listed, but I don't know what the circumstances are in each place.

Look at 2006 Property Tax Rates here: http://www.nh.gov/revenue/municipalities/ms-new.htm

Hmmm.......interesting. Looks like at least most of them are on coos county. What I don't get though is that most townships that have their "Total Tax" at 0$ have other taxes, which is a contradiction. Moreover some have negative signs next to the numbers.

Guess I'll have to give the Administration a call. Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007, 11:08:34 am »

Japan has no property taxes.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007, 02:34:31 pm »

I've noticed some municipalities with a total tax of -$0- listed, but I don't know what the circumstances are in each place.

Look at 2006 Property Tax Rates here: http://www.nh.gov/revenue/municipalities/ms-new.htm

Some of those encompass huge areas (Millsfield is 29010 acres), this might be an interesting route for FSP property developer to buy up lots of land and sell on 0 property tax housing.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007, 06:22:04 pm »


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Japan has no property taxes.

Unfortunately, they do:

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2206.html
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2007, 07:53:54 pm »

I've noticed some municipalities with a total tax of -$0- listed, but I don't know what the circumstances are in each place.

Look at 2006 Property Tax Rates here: http://www.nh.gov/revenue/municipalities/ms-new.htm

Some of those encompass huge areas (Millsfield is 29010 acres), this might be an interesting route for FSP property developer to buy up lots of land and sell on 0 property tax housing.

Any idea how to buy that property?
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Re: Is There Any Land In The World With No Property Tax?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2007, 08:02:43 pm »

This real estate site might give you an idea as to what's for sale in the Great North Woods: http://www.nneren.com/

Then, of course you'd need a NH map too: http://www.nh.gov/maps.html

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Re: Is There Any Land In The World With No Property Tax?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2007, 07:52:22 am »

Only if you failed to buy an atlas
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2007, 03:44:58 pm »

Totally disabled vets can be (and in towns I've looked at are) exempted from property taxes in NH, but that's a tough price to pay to avoid em.
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Re: Is There Any Land In The World With No Property Tax?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2007, 05:47:06 pm »

Much of Alaska has no property tax, mainly those parts of the state that lie outside of burroughs (think: much of the Interior). In fact, it wasn't long ago that some members of the state legislature pressed to have this addressed this in some way, as it wasn't considered fair to the those who live in burroughs.  :'(

Alaska also lacks a state sales or income tax, so, those living outside of established burroughs probably pay the lowest possible taxes in the United States of America.  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2007, 08:39:11 pm »

Much of Alaska has no property tax, mainly those parts of the state that lie outside of burroughs (think: much of the Interior). In fact, it wasn't long ago that some members of the state legislature pressed to have this addressed this in some way, as it wasn't considered fair to the those who live in burroughs.  :'(

Alaska also lacks a state sales or income tax, so, those living outside of established burroughs probably pay the lowest possible taxes in the United States of America.  Cool

I live in Alaska so I can say, that a majority of property is subject to property tax. You can't own land in the Federal parks, which make up alot of the land in Alaska. While you -could- live somewhere where there is no property tax, unless you have a airplane, boat, or atv, you aren't going to be able to get it.

It is true that we have no sales tax or income tax. I live in Anchorage, the most populated city in the state and the average tax rate is about 16 percent.

It is my opinion that most people don't want to live in the middle of know where to simply escape sales tax. I personally wouldn't mind being in the middle of know where, but thats my lifestyle choice. That being said Alaska after 24 years is too cold. Now, NH may be only slightly warmer, but it already has liberty minded folks in it, whereas this state doesn't.

Recently the state government wants to make DNA collection part of the booking process when you are arrested. And its -supposed- to be destroyed if the charges are dropped/dismissed. If your a felon then it stays in the system forever. No state is perfect, but New Hampshire is by far the best state based on what I've learned.

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2007, 08:38:20 am »


It is my opinion that most people don't want to live in the middle of know where to simply escape sales tax. I personally wouldn't mind being in the middle of know where, but thats my lifestyle choice. That being said Alaska after 24 years is too cold. Now, NH may be only slightly warmer, but it already has liberty minded folks in it, whereas this state doesn't.

I think you're right, but it's also true that some folks attracted to the FSP want large pieces of land to be "left alone".  I did some more digging, and found some interesting tidbits on the dozen or so "municipalities" in NH that have no property tax.  Many are not inhabited, but:

Bean's Purchase has a small population http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bean's_Purchase,_New_Hampshire
Cambridge has more people, including families http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge,_New_Hampshire
Millsfield is even bigger, and this url reports that nearby Erving's Location has a population of 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millsfield,_New_Hampshire
Odell might have 5 people in it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odell,_New_Hampshire
Success - next to Berlin, has 2 people living in it and 71 cabins (recreation living) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Success,_New_Hampshire

Other, low tax (1.51 to 5.43%) places are reported too, but I thought it was interesting to note that there are, at least 5 places in the Free state, where there are no sales taxes, no income taxes, AND NO PROPERTY TAXES
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Re: Is There Any Land In The World With No Property Tax?
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2007, 10:44:27 am »

Not inhabited, or not inhabitable? If I want to be left alone, not inhabited sounds great!
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2007, 03:28:52 pm »

Not inhabited, or not inhabitable? If I want to be left alone, not inhabited sounds great!

Good point.  The Wikipedia listing simply says that no one is living there.  Most of the non-taxed areas are very large (measured in square miles, not acres or yards); and appear to be wilderness.  I've never been there, but I agree - as long as you can get an internet connection, uninabited (but habitable), sounds great to me.....and although it's a little slower than cable modems, Direct TV offers satellite internet access.

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