Local Improvement Charge

Definition

  • A fixed annual charge levied against specific real property for a specific period by a municipality which amortizes the capital costs of local improvements such as sewers, paved roads, etc. This charge is in addition to real estate taxes.

Synonyms
municipal improvement charge, municipal improvement fee, local improvement fee

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Assessments Definition,
    • Special and local taxes imposed upon property which benefits from an improvement that has been made in the vicinity.
  • Classified Property Tax Definition,
    • A local government's levy on real estate that varies depending on the use of the property. Usually, commercial property is taxed more heavily than residential property where a classified property tax exists.
  • Infrastructure Definition,
    • Basic installations that a community needs, such as schools, roads, water and electrical lines, power plants and communications systems.
  • Local Taxes Definition,
    • Taxes imposed by local governments (municipalities) to pay for its services. These taxes are in addition to Federal and Provincial taxation.
  • Mill Rate Definition,
    • A unit of taxation that is a set ratio made by the city or municipality in reference to property taxes.
  • Personal Property Taxes Definition,
    • Tax paid on real property, intangible, or tangible property. To differentiate between real property and personal property, the tax assessing official must consider the manner in which property is attached to or secured at the location. Also called property taxes.
  • Property Tax Definition,
    • A levy by a city on real estate and personal property whose amount varies depending on the property's value.
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