State Representative Kurt Zellers joined Dave Lee Monday morning on the WCCO Morning News to discuss his new campaign for Governor.
Need that new Justin Bieber ringtone? Come July 1 buying it will carry a Minnesota sales tax. Hiring a repairman for the office photocopier? That labor will be taxed. Catching a pay-per-view movie on satellite television? There’s a tax on that, too.
A big jump in the state’s cigarette tax is still more than two weeks away, but it’s already having a huge impact on smokers. They’re stocking up and changing their habits.
The owner of Dahl Trucking in Elmore, Minn., was indicted Tuesday in federal court for avoiding payment of taxes on the wages of his employees from 2007 to 2010. Marlin Dahl was specifically charged with 13 counts of failure to collect and pay Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes.
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.
A Minnesota taconite iron ore tax increase will be used to rebuild and retool Iron Range schools. The 10 cent-a-ton tax increase was included in the state Legislature’s final omnibus tax bill signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday.
A narrow band of Minnesotans will pay a higher income tax under the new state budget. How much more? That depends. Officials say the average cost of the new tax for 54,400 filers is just shy of $7,200. But that figure can be misleading.
Top Minnesota lawmakers purposely delayed the start of a new sales tax on warehousing services until next April in case they need to revise or undo it before then. The storage service tax, which doesn’t apply to mini-storage rentals, became a point of dispute.
The Minnesota Senate has voted unanimously to reject the confirmation of a Minnesota Tax Court judge who is facing suspension and censure. The Senate voted Monday against the continued service of Judge George Perez.
North Dakota is promoting its business climate at Minnesota’s expense, and some politicians are not happy about it. The Greater North Dakota Chamber has created billboards that mock proposals in the Minnesota Legislature, including bills that would raise certain taxes.
With time running out in this year’s session, Minnesota lawmakers appear to be close to a deal for the next state budget. It doesn’t involve taxing clothing or any changes to the alcohol tax, but there will be some noticeable changes for some people.
Leading Minnesota lawmakers have sorted out a tax package that is the linchpin of the next state budget. The top two percent of income earners will pay two percent more on a portion of their income. The per-pack tax on cigarettes will rise by $1.60. Some corporate tax preferences will go away. But there won’t be any changes to the alcohol tax.
Minnesota taxes will rise by more than $2 billion in the next two-year state budget, but who pays how much on what is still being hammered out as the Legislature speeds toward a Monday deadline for the session’s adjournment.
The parents of a Wisconsin soldier killed in Afghanistan are backing a bill that would forgive state income taxes for military members killed in combat.
Minnesota’s tax haul for April was $153 million better than forecasters had expected, a strong month that probably has little effect on the trajectory of legislative budget talks.