Property Tax in BRICS Megacities: Local Government Financing and Financial Sustainability 1st ed. 2017 Edition

Ebook Details

Authors

Marco Salm

Year 2017
Pages 220
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783319626703
File Size 1.98 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 63
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Ebook Description

The overall objective of the book is to holistically assess the property tax systems in BRICS megacities. As megacities play a vital role within their respective countries – economically, administratively, and from a human development perspective – they experience the costs and benefits of urbanization simultaneously with major investment needs, rising poverty, and increasing congestion and pollution levels in the context of limited financial resources, raising the question for a suitable decentralized funding source. This book highlights the property tax as a means to help further improve the financial sustainability of megacities, the reliability and quality of their services, and megacities’ contribution to supporting economic growth.