PARTIAL SEPARATION 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.
GENERAL PROPERTY TAX IN VERMONT, 1870-19161
|Year||General Revenue||General Property Tax||Percentage of Revenues from Property Tax|
|1910||1,230,644||. . . . . .||. .|
|1916||2,953,704||. . . . . .||. .|
|*This tax was levied only every other year after 1884. Consequently it did|
not play such an important role as these percentages indicate.