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DN Opinion. Before the new property taxes for dispersed settlements sake

When the property tax was abolished by the Alliance, an election promise which likely affected the outcome of the presidential election in 2006, I think that most of the stakeholders saw this as a positive change. We remember the arguments about the poor people living, whose real estate taxes due to higher assessed values became so high that they could not afford to stay.

A property tax with a ceiling seemed to be a good idea. But today, ten years later, realize the most people – except perhaps those who live in the most expensive villas in the metropolitan areas – how unfair real estate fee become.

politicians on justice, equality, and that the entire country should live, but after the election, the reality is different. Residents in rural areas and small municipalities hit hard.

It is time to introduce a new property tax to be calculated not only after the property's assessed value, but also adjusted to the location in relation to the service that public transport, close to shops, postal service and medical care.

In such a system, the who live in rural areas without any service may avoid the tax altogether.

for those that are written on the property than it is for them who are not permanent residents. If one assumes that the state and the municipality shall draw in the same amounts as the current property will be the fairly small differences for those who live in cities and larger communities, but a significant difference in the rural areas.

This becomes to some extent a skatteutjämning at the individual level. And if the property tax doesn't provide enough: keep värnskatten.

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