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Last Updated: 12/4/2012

Property Tax Working Group - About Us

In 2010, the Minnesota Legislature established a Property Tax Working Group to examine ways to simplify and improve the state's property tax system. 

Under Minnesota Statutes, section 270C.991, subdivision 4, the specific goals of this working group are:

(1) to investigate ways to simplify the property tax system and make advisory recommendations on ways to make the system more understandable;

(2) to reexamine the property tax calendar to determine what changes could be made to shorten the two-year cycle from assessment through property tax collection; and

(3) to determine the cost versus the benefits of the various property tax components, including property classifications, credits, aids, exclusions, exemptions and abatements, and to suggest ways to achieve some of the goals in simpler and more cost-efficient ways.

The group must report its findings to the Legislature by February 1, 2013.

The Property Tax Working Group held its final meeting on Nov. 14, 2012 and approved its final report on Nov. 30, 2012.