Economic and tax issues

  • Authors: Moffat, Steverson O.; Greene, John L.
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Publication Series: Book Chapter
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Economic conditions and tax policies affect land use decisions everywhere, but their effects on the rate of change in land use are particularly large in the wildland-urban interface. We begin this chapter with a brief economic history of the South and a description of the macroeconomic trends and conditions that affect microeconomics at the wildlandurban interface. Next comes a description of the many Federal and State taxes that affect nonindustrial private landowners. This is followed by a summary of historical trends in rural land taxation and a discussion of how taxes affect land use change at the wildland-urban interface. The chapter concludes with discussion of existing economic and tax tools and of challenges and opportunities in research, education, and policy.

  • Citation: Moffat, Steverson O.; Greene, John L. 2002. Economic and tax issues. In: Human influences on forest ecosystems: the southern wildland-urban interface assessment GTR-SRS-055, Asheville, NC.
  • Posted Date: November 3, 2015
  • Modified Date: November 3, 2015
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