Property Taxes

Topics include local property taxation, Minnesota's statewide property tax, aids to local governments and credits.  For background understanding on what constitutes sound tax policy, please see our educational primer "Taxing Decisions Matter: A Citizens Guide to Good Tax Policy".  To understand why your property tax bill is changing -- and what's responsible, please see our educational primer "Understanding Your Property Tax Changes".

February 14, 2017

"Levyphobia" and the Minnesota Homeowner

The latest edition of the routinely overlooked but indispensible Department of Revenue “Voss Report” shows that the average homeowners’ property tax effort over the last decade is feebler than whatever the state is (or is not) doing.

July 25, 2016

The Reasons Behind Minnesota's National Property Tax Rankings

Our enhanced 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study now offers new perspective on and understanding about what drives Minnesota's effective property tax rates and rankings.

February 01, 2016

Is the Minnesota Miracle Dead?

Contrary to popular belief, the transformation of the state/local relationship and policy outcomes originating out of the Minnesota Miracle remain intact today.  But to satisfy the continuing calls and insatiable expectations for lower property taxes, a new and different miracle is necessary.