as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/20/2013 12:58pm
A bill for an act
relating to taxation; property tax; refunds for renters; increasing the percentage
of rent constituting property taxes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section
290A.03, subdivisions 11, 13.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 290A.03, subdivision 11, is amended to
"Rent constituting property taxes"
means deleted text begin17deleted text endnew text beginnew text end percent of the gross rent actually paid in cash, or its equivalent, or the portion
of rent paid in lieu of property taxes, in any calendar year by a claimant for the right
of occupancy of the claimant's Minnesota homestead in the calendar year, and which
rent constitutes the basis, in the succeeding calendar year of a claim for relief under this
chapter by the claimant.
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Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 290A.03, subdivision 13, is amended to read:
"Property taxes payable" means the property tax
exclusive of special assessments, penalties, and interest payable on a claimant's homestead
after deductions made under sections 273.135, 273.1384, 273.1391, 273.42, subdivision 2,
and any other state paid property tax credits in any calendar year, and after any refund
claimed and allowable under section 290A.04, subdivision 2h, that is first payable in
the year that the property tax is payable. In the case of a claimant who makes ground
lease payments, "property taxes payable" includes the amount of the payments directly
attributable to the property taxes assessed against the parcel on which the house is located.
No apportionment or reduction of the "property taxes payable" shall be required for the
use of a portion of the claimant's homestead for a business purpose if the claimant does not
deduct any business depreciation expenses for the use of a portion of the homestead in the
determination of federal adjusted gross income. For homesteads which are manufactured
homes as defined in section 273.125, subdivision 8, and for homesteads which are park
trailers taxed as manufactured homes under section 168.012, subdivision 9, "property
taxes payable" shall also include deleted text begin17deleted text endnew text beginnew text end percent of the gross rent paid in the preceding
year for the site on which the homestead is located. When a homestead is owned by
two or more persons as joint tenants or tenants in common, such tenants shall determine
between them which tenant may claim the property taxes payable on the homestead. If
they are unable to agree, the matter shall be referred to the commissioner of revenue
whose decision shall be final. Property taxes are considered payable in the year prescribed
by law for payment of the taxes.
In the case of a claim relating to "property taxes payable," the claimant must have
owned and occupied the homestead on January 2 of the year in which the tax is payable
and (i) the property must have been classified as homestead property pursuant to section
273.124, on or before December 15 of the assessment year to which the "property taxes
payable" relate; or (ii) the claimant must provide documentation from the local assessor
that application for homestead classification has been made on or before December 15
of the year in which the "property taxes payable" were payable and that the assessor has
approved the application.
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