The role of property taxes in the financing of local government: Case of Turkey

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Semra Altingoz


Central governments canalize to decentralized organization for compensate public demands faster, high quality and efficiency in globalization process. Local governments take effectively charge in distribution of income, education, health, housing on local basis which are parts of public policy and increasing the welfare level of the citizens of their municipality with their own facilities. The most important mission is incumbent to municipalities which is local governments’ type, in decentralized organization. Municipalities have two types incoming source; one of them from central governments sources the other one is internal revenue. This study aims to give information about municipalities which are at the forefront among local governments and property tax which is one of income sources municipalities. In this sense, law no. 5393 which was accepted on the 3rd of July, 2007 was studied in the frame of property tax and information about the phases of municipalities from the foundation up to now and their financial structure was given.

Keywords: property tax, local government, decentralization, budget.



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Altingoz, S. (2017). The role of property taxes in the financing of local government: Case of Turkey. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(2), 192-198.


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