Tag Archive for ‘taxes’

State and Local Property Tax Revenues Eclipse $700 Billion

NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau’s quarterly tax data shows that $703.5 billion in taxes were paid by property owners in the four quarters ending Q2 2021.[1]  Four-quarter property tax revenues have climbed 13.2% since decreasing 0.2% in Q2 2020 (the first decrease since 2012). Year-over-year growth of four-quarter property tax revenue has accelerated each of the past four quarters.  Prior to… Read More ›

Property Taxes by State – 2019

Property taxes vary widely across states both in terms of annual taxes paid as well as effective tax rates. In 2019, the difference between average real estate taxes paid by New Jersey and Alabama home owners was $7,974. New Jersey continued its perennial distinction as having the highest average real estate tax bill per home owner ($8,687) as well as… Read More ›

The Estate Tax and Real Estate

More than 6,400 taxpayers filed an estate tax return (Form 706) in 2019, according to recently released IRS data—40.1% of which were taxable after various deductions were taken into account. Form 706 disaggregates a decedent’s assets by type, which allows for analysis of the amount of real estate-related and small business assets on taxable returns.  The IRS also publishes data… Read More ›

How Home Building Can Lead a Recovery by Generating Jobs

As the U.S. economy struggles under the burden of the coronavirus pandemic, economists are discussing how a recovery might unfold once social distancing and other measures begin to succeed.  A recent NAHB article illustrates the role home building can play in a recovery by generating jobs. The article published updated estimates of the national economic impact of home building.  The… Read More ›

Number of Alternative Minimum Tax Payers Falls 98 Percent in Tax Year 2018

Each year, the IRS releases tax return statistics for returns filed for the prior tax year. Data is released throughout the year as more returns are processed and represent tax return information that has been gathered through late-May, mid-July, and mid-November. Although these numbers are not as thorough as the Statistics on Income tables, unlike those tables, filing season data… Read More ›

Property Taxes by Congressional District

Earlier this year, NAHB released 2017 property taxes by state as a blog post and as a longer special study. However, in light of changes made to the tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), further refining the statistics by congressional district is instructive to both members of Congress as well as their constituents. Property Tax Payments,… Read More ›

Tax Reform Toolkit: Understanding Changes to the Net Operating Loss Deduction

Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect, a business’s net operating losses (NOLs) could generally be carried back two years and carried forward 20 years to offset taxable income. Tax reform, however, repealed the two-year carryback allowance and other special carryback provisions for losses arising in tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017. The TCJA also… Read More ›

HELOC Win Retains $760 Million in Remodeling Incentives

Ever since the inception of the U.S. income tax in 1913, home owners have been able to deduct interest paid on home equity loans (HELOCs). The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 limited the mortgage interest and HELOC deductions to interest paid on $1,000,000 and $100,000 of debt, respectively. Then came the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA)…. Read More ›