Property Taxes

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1 In 4 Taxpayers Contacted About Property Tax Refund Seek It

Thousands of Minnesota homeowners could be leaving property tax refunds on the table despite Revenue Department efforts urging them to seek checks exceeding $1,000. A new department report says only about 1 in 4 taxpayers has responded to the Homestead Credit Refund notification letters by filing for the relief.

03/17/2015

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Wanted: More Freedom For Schools To Tax For Repairs

Opening a hatch in the gym floor at Forest Lake Elementary, Brandon Perry looked down at the web of heating pipes below. Any issue with the school’s more than 60-year-old heating system, and Perry or another custodian has to climb down and wriggle through the maze to search out the problem.

01/18/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-17-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A busy Monday with Dave Lee-Click the Link Above to head to his PODCAST PAGE!

11/17/2014

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Hennepin County Tax Information

As heard on Dave Lee’s show Monday morning, 11-17-14.

11/17/2014

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Minn. Farm Families Could Get Property Tax Relief

Most Minnesota farm families could get an extra $260 in property tax relief per year under legislation that’s meant to ease the squeeze they’re feeling between rising property taxes and falling crop prices.

04/04/2014

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2 Takes On Minnesota Property Taxes Blur Picture

New projections about how much Minnesota homeowners, businesses and others will pay in property taxes this year have set off a dispute among Democrats and Republicans. The Department of Revenue released figures late Friday, but the feud carried into Monday and will undoubtedly persist into the fall campaign.

03/03/2014

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Minn. Property Tax Report Paints Scattered Picture

The final tally of property taxes due this year presents a mixed bag, with levies rising in some places but falling in others. The Minnesota Department of Revenue has posted jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction details on levies approved by counties, cities, townships, school districts and other taxing entities.

03/03/2014

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State’s Property Taxes Mostly Static After Refunds

Minnesota property taxes owed this year are mostly static once refunds and credits are factored in, state officials said Friday, despite their earlier prediction that those taxes would drop considerably. A Department of Revenue analysis shows a net $8 million drop in a property tax system that generates $8 billion a year.

02/28/2014

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Preliminary Data Show Rise In Minn. Tax Levies

Preliminary figures from the Minnesota Department of Revenue show cities, counties and school districts could reap an additional $152 million next year from property taxes.

11/12/2013

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1st Time In A Decade, Property Taxes May Be Going Down

Here’s something you don’t hear every day — some of your taxes may be going down. Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday Minnesota property taxes are going down for the first time in a decade.

07/30/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Hope Property Tax Help Will Stick

Minnesota lawmakers went out of their way to put a dent in property taxes by heaping hundreds of millions of new dollars into state allowances to schools and local governments. They also bolstered programs that supply direct-to-homeowner tax credits.

05/30/2013

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Some Minn. Businesses Get Extra Time To Pay Taxes

The late-arriving spring weather has given some Minnesota resorts and other seasonal businesses more breathing room on their property taxes. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is advising that some commercial property owners can have two extra weeks to make their first-half tax payments.

05/30/2013

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Top Minn. Senator Presses Education Levy Buyoff

A top Minnesota Senate Democrat is out with his plan to chop property taxes by $150 million by having the state assume some school costs now picked up on the local level.

04/03/2013

Reality Check

Reality Check: The Truth About Property Taxes

Special interest groups can spend the money to say almost whatever they want in a campaign commercial. And that’s what the liberal-leaning Alliance for a Better Minnesota does.

09/17/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Tax Problem

Mitt Romney is the person who needs to put up or shut up in his dispute with Harry Reid. There is no reason to believe a word he is saying about his taxes.

08/09/2012

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North Dakota Voters Keep Property Taxes

Voters in North Dakota have decided not to get rid of property taxes, despite all the money coming in from the oil boom to boost their local economy.

06/13/2012

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Reality Check: North Dakota’s Property Tax Vote

Voters in North Dakota get a chance Tuesday to do something no state has ever done before: Not just lower property taxes, but abolish them. It’s a bold move, but critics say it will throw the state into chaos.

06/12/2012

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Minn. House Passes GOP Business Tax Elimination

The Minnesota has passed a Republican-sponsored bill to reduce and ultimately eliminate state property taxes on businesses, but which Democrats criticized for shifting money away from a tax credit for renters.

03/21/2012

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Reality Check: Behind The Price Hike Of Property Taxes

Got your property tax bill yet? Get ready for some sticker shock.

11/17/2011

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Voting Today Could Impact Schools, Your Taxes

Voters heading to the polls Tuesday will be making decisions about their local schools and their own taxes.

11/08/2011

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Report: Expect Higher Property Taxes Next Year

Everyone can expect to pay more in property taxes next year, according to a new report by the non-profit think tank Minnesota 2020.

10/17/2011

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Dem Lawmakers Want To Bring Back Minn. Tax Credit

Two Democratic state lawmakers say the elimination of a homestead tax credit as part of Minnesota’s deficit fix will hurt property tax payers.

09/13/2011

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St. Paul Mayor: Aid Cuts Means Higher Property Taxes

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said cuts in state aid will lead to higher property taxes in his city. On Monday, he said he’s calling for a 6 1/2 percent hike in his new budget.

08/15/2011

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Minn. Senate Tax Bill Has Tax Breaks For Business

The simmering debate at Minnesota’s Capitol over the balance between providing government services and encouraging economic growth flared in the Senate on Tuesday, as Republicans passed a tax bill they said would make the state a better place to do business.

04/05/2011

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Tensions High As Mpls. Approves 2011 Budget

Despite the cold temperatures, tensions were hot at a property tax meeting Monday night in Minneapolis. After a long, heated meeting, the Minneapolis City Council voted to approve the 2011 city budget just after midnight.

12/14/2010

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