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How Does Minnesota Compare?

Provides state-by-state rankings of state & local government revenues and spending

50-State Property Tax Comparison Study

This unique study compares property tax burdens on residential homestead, apartment, commercial/retail and industrial/manufacturing parcels across the country

Multi-State Individual Income Tax Comparison Study

Compares individual income tax burdens for various filer types at different income levels

Fiscal Focus View All

8/12/2022

July / August 2022

What Would Minnesota Without an Individual Income Tax Look Like? 

A look at commonly shared revenue system features and spending characteristics of states without an individual income tax indicates that a phase-out of the tax would require a complete transformation of the state fiscal system – and the ideals underlying it – that has defined Minnesota government for more than half a century.

How Does Minnesota’s Fiscal Effort Compare?

Minnesota’s reputation as a high tax state is a function of high rates and collections.  Is our reputation still deserved when factoring in states’ underlying ability to raise revenue?

Legislative Spotlight View All

4/6/2022

Spotlight 22-08

Covers bills introduced between 3/28/2022 and 4/1/2022:  House Files 4625 - 4756 and Senate Files 4297 - 4462