ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Many Minnesota cities and counties will see a big bump in their state aid, and for that they’re being required to tamp down property taxes.
A wide-reaching tax bill finalized late Saturday includes a one-year limit on local levies. It is designed to keep rates from rising at a rapid clip for 2014 property taxes.READ MORE: Nathan Hase Killed In Goodhue County Crash
The cap is somewhat complicated because it bases the limit on the amount of new aid a local government gets. Except in rare cases, new local levies will be held to three percent or less,. Many cities could have to freeze their tax rates.READ MORE: Cameron Clark Will Serve More Than 15 Years For Attempted Murder Of Unborn Child, Aiding And Abetting Robbery
As part of the bill, cities and counties won’t have to pay sales taxes on purchases for the first time in decades.
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