Topic: Taxes

Local Sales Tax Bills Heard in the House

(Published Mar 23, 2015)

Four bills would extend existing or authorize new city sales taxes.

League-Sponsored TIF Bill Begins Committee Process

(Published Mar 16, 2015)

The tax increment financing (TIF) legislation would provide more flexibility for taxing authorities while maintaining transparency.

Bill Would Allow Retroactive Challenges to Levy Increases

(Published Mar 16, 2015)

The bill would substantially change the long-standing process followed by cities to propose and adopt their annual property tax levy and budget.

Sales Tax Exemption for City Vehicles Reaches Final House Committee

(Published Mar 16, 2015)

The League policy initiative was heard in the House Taxes Committee and will be considered in the larger omnibus tax bill.

Tax Hearing and Notification Acceleration Bill Introduced

(Published Mar 9, 2015)

The bill would move the distribution of proposed property tax notices to October, and require proposed property tax levy information one month earlier.

Final Local Government Property Tax Levies $40 Million Below Proposed Rates

(Published Mar 2, 2015)

Cities’ final levies are $11 million lower than the proposed levies set last September.

House Taxes Committee Considers Sales Tax Clarification Bill

(Published Feb 23, 2015)

The League-initiated bill seeks to simplify the process of securing the sales tax exemption for purchases of construction-related materials.

Levy Certification Date Change Bill Introduced in Senate

(Published Feb 9, 2015)

The bill would change the levy certification date for special taxing districts from Sept. 15 to Sept. 30.

House Approves Early Tax Bill

(Published Jan 20, 2015)

The bill includes federal tax conformity provisions and a clarification for the 2013 Rochester Destination Medical Center economic development bill.

Get Familiar with New Homestead Credit Refund

(Published Sep 22, 2014)

The state recently sent notices to some taxpayers about the homestead credit refund, so city officials should be prepared to answer residents’ questions.

League Releases Revised Property Tax Materials

(Published Jul 28, 2014)

Get guidance on property tax changes from LMC resources.

State Clarifies Sales Tax Exemption for Ball Fields and Recreation Spaces

(Published Jul 28, 2014)

Cities may be eligible for a refund of sales or use tax paid since Jan. 1, 2014.