Economic and Social History of Chowan County, North Carolina, 1880-1915

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CHAPTER VII
PARTIAL SEPARATION IN VERMONT

I. HISTORY OF TAXATION IN VERMONT

VERMONT, in common with the other New England states, employed the general property tax as the principal state tax for nearly a century. This source of revenue began to decline in importance after the Civil War, but was not given up entirely for state use until 1902. It is still employed by the state for school and highway purposes, but the yield is returned to the local districts--although not in proportion to assessed value. As in other states where the general property tax has been abolished for state purposes the state reserves the right to levy a direct tax at any time, and such a tax was actually levied in 1914, and again in 1916.


TABLE VI
GENERAL PROPERTY TAX IN VERMONT, 1870-19161
YearGeneral RevenueGeneral Property TaxPercentage of Revenues from Property Tax
1870$562,621$515,41091
1880477,688384,73481
1890692,257353,41251*
1900938,490346,81137*
19101,230,644. . . . . .. .
19142,114,567241,22511*
19162,953,704. . . . . .. .
*This tax was levied only every other year after 1884. Consequently it did
not play such an important role as these percentages indicate.
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Compiled from Reports of the Auditor of Accounts of Vermont for these dates.

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