Finance: The Budgeting Process
[FREE COURSE] This course designed specifically for small cities provides an overview of the budgeting process.
Cities have several potential sources of revenue. Find information on property taxes, state aid programs, city service charges and enterprise funds, borrowing funds, obtaining grants and accepting donations.
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Learn about setting rates for municipal utilities, on what basis cities may make charges, and method for collecting payments due.
Describes legal aspects of debt and borrowing such as laws governing bonds, debt service funds, and the impact of federal…
Learn about the city’s authority to tax and the property tax process including assessment, valuation and classification of property.
Learn about major sources of revenue for cities you can consider in developing and implementing a city budget.
Helps you prepare city budgets, communicate with city residents, and understand how the tax base and rates change over time.
Cities need to follow strict rules and procedures to get legislative authority for the creation of a local sales tax.
Get an overview of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Final Rule and view a video and infographic that provide…
This interactive tool allows users to compare the property tax data by year, city, regions, and population.
Get tips to avoid Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) fraud, and access a model policy on Safe Electronic Transfers and Payments…
Provides an overview of the different property tax relief mechanisms available to Minnesota homeowners.