Elorza passes non-utilization tax for residential properties

PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza signed a non-utilization tax ordinance into law in October that would impose a tax equal to 10 percent of the assessed value of a residential property determined to be vacant or abandoned. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza signed a non-utilization tax ordinance into law in October that would impose a tax equal to 10 percent of the assessed value of a residential property determined to be vacant or abandoned. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has signed into law a non-utilization tax designed to combat vacant and abandoned property in the city, the mayor announced Monday. The tax, which currently applies only to residential properties, would allow for the city to impose a tax on a vacant or abandoned property at a value set…

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