The Resource Land tax books

Land tax books

Label
Land tax books, 1782-1927
Title
Land tax books
Inclusive dates
1782-1927
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Revenue Assessment and Collection - Land Taxes. General Records
  • Volumes contain names of taxpayers, quantities and descriptions of lands, taxable values, and amounts of tax. The relative amount of detailed information provided increases chronologically, with later volumes noting distance and direction of property from the courthouse, taxable values of buildings as distinct from taxable values of the land itself, and place of residence for absentee landlords. Alterations in ownership since the last report are sometimes noted
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928) (Search as Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928))
Member of
Additional physical form
  • Years up to 1850 also available on 407 reels of microfilm.
  • also available on microfilm (Miscellaneous Reel 80).
  • also available on microfilm (Miscellaneous Reel 24).
Biographical or historical data
The General Assembly passed an act on 9 February 1808 ordering commissioners of the revenue not to compile lists of taxpayers or collect taxes. On 3 March 1864 the General Assembly suspended the revenue act for 1864 because there were adequate funds already in the treasury. No land tax books exist, therefore, for the years 1808 and 1864.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation location within source
entry no. 493
Citation source
Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
Label
Land tax books
Link
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/land/land-tax/index.htm
Arrangement
Alphabetical by locality; chronological thereunder.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • A checklist of extant land tax books, arranged alphabetically by locality and chronologically thereunder, is available for reference in the Archives reading room.
  • Inventory of microfilm
Extent
15,000
Immediate source of acquisition
Land tax books, 1782-1927,
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000484997
Type of unit
v.

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