Property Tax in Africa

Status, Challenges, and Prospects

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Property Tax in Africa

Pub Date: May 2017

ISBN: 9781558443631

627 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $50.00

Property Tax in Africa

Status, Challenges, and Prospects

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

This book is the first comprehensive study of the property tax in Africa. Rigorously researched, it reviews and analyzes developments in the policies, laws, and administrative practices in 29 countries and offers public officials and practitioners on the ground information to meet the fiscal challenges of rapid urbanization in Africa. 
"This one-of-kind study is an indispensable source for academics and policy makers who seek to explore the virtues of the property tax. The relevance of this volume clearly transcends the continent it embraces, and pertains to the large majority of countries at the global level that are now engaged in developing a property tax. This is a very impressive book."
Property Tax in Africa is a remarkable book. Those interested in improving urban services, land administration, and tenure security in Africa will find this book invaluable. There is no comparable resource available in terms of breadth or depth of insights into land taxation, administration, and policy in Africa.”
“Property taxation is high on any list of possible solutions to harness Africa’s wealth for the betterment of its people. The authors greatly add to our understanding of the challenges faced and have created an invaluable resource to guide policy development. This book will rapidly become required reading for all students of the property tax in Africa.”

About the Author

Riël Franzsen holds the South African Research Chair in Tax Policy and Governance and is the director of the African Tax Institute at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.William McCluskey is Extraordinary Professor at the African Tax Institute at the Univeresity of Pretoria, South Africa.