'Tipping Point': East Metro School District Seeks More FundingNext Tuesday is Election Day. In the east metro, you will likely be voting on more funding for the school district you live in.
MN House GOP Seeks Elimination Of Cabin Property TaxMinnesota House Republicans are proposing to eliminate the statewide property tax on cabins. Currently, cabins are taxed at a higher rate than normal homes and have generated about $44 million each year for the state.
4.5 Percent Hike Expected In Hennepin Co. Property TaxesProperty owners in Hennepin County could see the annual increase in their property taxes nearly triple next year.
1 In 4 Taxpayers Contacted About Property Tax Refund Seek ItThousands 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.
Wanted: More Freedom For Schools To Tax For RepairsOpening 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.
Minn. Farm Families Could Get Property Tax ReliefMost 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.
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.
Minn. Property Tax Report Paints Scattered PictureThe 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.
State's Property Taxes Mostly Static After RefundsMinnesota 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.
Preliminary Data Show Rise In Minn. Tax LeviesPreliminary figures from the Minnesota Department of Revenue show cities, counties and school districts could reap an additional $152 million next year from property taxes.
1st Time In A Decade, Property Taxes May Be Going DownHere'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.
Minn. Lawmakers Hope Property Tax Help Will StickMinnesota 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.
Some Minn. Businesses Get Extra Time To Pay TaxesThe 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.
Top Minn. Senator Presses Education Levy BuyoffA 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.
Reality Check: The Truth About Property TaxesSpecial 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.