Other Taxes and Tax Issues

Our investigations into other state and local taxes as well as important tax-related issues such as tax reform, tax expenditures, and tax incidence.  For background understanding on what constitutes sound tax policy, please see our educational primer "Taxing Decisions Matter: A Citizens Guide to Good Tax Policy".

December 13, 2016

Practitioners Corner: Taxpayers Dancing in the Dark

Guest contributors Chris Martin and Emily Miller of Grant Thornton1 argue that Minnesota should join the majority of other states in implementing a private letter ruling program to improve transparency and guidance in the application of Minnesota tax law.

October 21, 2016

Evaluating the State of State Tax Administration

Our 2016 tax panel explored the current condition of state tax administration, discussed practitioners’ process and procedural concerns, and offered ideas to advance a strong ethic and system of voluntary compliance in Minnesota.

December 07, 2015

A Call For Expansion and Enforcement of Minnesota's Current "Taxpayer Bill of Rights"

Guest contributor Jerry Geis examines the state's 25-year history with ensuring adequate procedural protections for taxpayers, examines why changing times have created new needs, and offers a series of proposals to begin the discussion.