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  • How is Production Tax revenue distributed?Back to top

    Production Tax revenue is distributed to cities, towns, counties and school districts within the Taconite Assistance Area, as well as to various funds and other recipients. See information on Production Tax Distributions.

  • What is the Taconite Assistance Area?Back to top

    The Taconite Assistance Area includes school districts that have a city or town in which:

    • the assessed valuation of unmined iron ore on May 1, 1941, was at least 40 percent of the assessed valuation of all real property; or
    • there was a taconite facility or power plant on January 1, 1977. 

    The Taconite Assistance Area includes the Taconite Tax Relief Area. See area maps.

  • What is the Gross Domestic Product Implicit Price Deflator (GDPIPD)?Back to top

    The GDPIPD is an index maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce measuring inflation in the overall economy. The Production Tax rate and some distributions are adjusted annually based on the change in this index.