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".

March 01, 2012

50-State Property Tax Comparison Study: Payable 2011

This unique study compares property tax burdens on residential homestead, apartment, commercial/retail and industrial/manufacturing parcels in the largest city in each state, a rural area in each state, and the nation's 50 largest cities.  Published March 2012.

November 02, 2009

The Return of Voss-New Insights on Property Tax Affordability and Fairness

From our Nov-Dec 2009 edition of Fiscal Focus.  Analysis of a Department of Revenue report that matches a homestead's property tax burden to the homeowner's income. The most recent such report is available from the Department of Revenue at …

May 01, 2009

Unconvential Wisdom: Lessons from the Tortured History of LGA

From our May-June 2009 edition of Fiscal Focus. Forty years of experience with state aid to cities has provided some important lessons. We detail four of them.