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1987

Finance and Financial Management

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Tax Equity Effects Of Creative Financing: Empirical Evidence, James G. Strathman, Morton Paglin Jun 1987

Tax Equity Effects Of Creative Financing: Empirical Evidence, James G. Strathman, Morton Paglin

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This paper argues that tax inequities are produced when property assessments fail to account for the effects of creative financing . Changes in equity resulting from the capitalization of creative financing in housing prices are estimated from a sample of properties in Portland, Oregon using the Paglin-Fogarty model. The principal findings of the analysis indicate that : 1) on average, creatively financed houses have a higher mean assessment ratio than conventionally financed houses; 2) the assessment penalty for creative financing is systematically related to the market value of houses, and is both absolutely and relatively larger for houses with lower market values ...