as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/05/2015 02:00pm
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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; property; phasing out the state general levy over five years;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 275.025, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 275.025, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
The state general levy is levied against
commercial-industrial property and seasonal residential recreational property, as defined
in this section. The state general levy deleted text beginbase amountdeleted text end is deleted text begin$592,000,000deleted text endnew text beginnew text end for
taxes payable in deleted text begin2002. For taxes payable in subsequent years, the levy base amount is
increased each year by multiplying the levy base amount for the prior year by the sum
of one plus the rate of increase, if any, in the implicit price deflator for government
consumption expenditures and gross investment for state and local governments prepared
by the Bureau of Economic Analysts of the United States Department of Commerce for
the 12-month period ending March 31 of the year prior to the year the taxes are payabledeleted text endnew text beginnew text end.
The tax under this section is not treated as a local tax rate under section 469.177 and is not
the levy of a governmental unit under chapters 276A and 473F.
The commissioner shall increase or decrease the preliminary or final rate for a year
as necessary to account for errors and tax base changes that affected a preliminary or final
rate for either of the two preceding years. Adjustments are allowed to the extent that the
necessary information is available to the commissioner at the time the rates for a year must
be certified, and for the following reasons:
(1) an erroneous report of taxable value by a local official;
(2) an erroneous calculation by the commissioner; and
(3) an increase or decrease in taxable value for commercial-industrial or seasonal
residential recreational property reported on the abstracts of tax lists submitted under
section 275.29 that was not reported on the abstracts of assessment submitted under
section 270C.89 for the same year.
The commissioner may, but need not, make adjustments if the total difference in the tax
levied for the year would be less than $100,000.
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