as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/04/2022 08:28am
A bill for an act
relating to taxation; property; repealing the state general tax; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, sections 273.1231, subdivision 6; 275.28, subdivision 1; 469.1794,
subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, sections 273.13, subdivision
25; 275.065, subdivision 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 273.42,
subdivision 3; 275.025, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6; 276.112; Minnesota Statutes 2021
Supplement, section 275.025, subdivisions 1, 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 273.1231, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
"Net tax" means the market value and net tax capacity taxes imposed
on real and personal property under section 272.01deleted text begin, including the levy under section 275.025,deleted text end
after the subtractions listed in section 273.1393, clauses (2) to (9). Net tax excludes special
assessments regardless of how computed.
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Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 273.13, subdivision 25, is amended
(a) Class 4a is residential real estate containing four or more units
and used or held for use by the owner or by the tenants or lessees of the owner as a residence
for rental periods of 30 days or more, excluding property qualifying for class 4d. Class 4a
also includes hospitals licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56, other than hospitals exempt
under section 272.02, and contiguous property used for hospital purposes, without regard
to whether the property has been platted or subdivided. The market value of class 4a property
has a classification rate of 1.25 percent.
(b) Class 4b includes:
(1) residential real estate containing less than four units, including property rented as a
short-term rental property for more than 14 days in the preceding year, that does not qualify
as class 4bb, other than seasonal residential recreational property;
(2) manufactured homes not classified under any other provision;
(3) a dwelling, garage, and surrounding one acre of property on a nonhomestead farm
classified under subdivision 23, paragraph (b) containing two or three units; and
(4) unimproved property that is classified residential as determined under subdivision
For the purposes of this paragraph, "short-term rental property" means nonhomestead
residential real estate rented for periods of less than 30 consecutive days.
The market value of class 4b property has a classification rate of 1.25 percent.
(c) Class 4bb includes:
(1) nonhomestead residential real estate containing one unit, other than seasonal
residential recreational property;
(2) a single family dwelling, garage, and surrounding one acre of property on a
nonhomestead farm classified under subdivision 23, paragraph (b); and
(3) a condominium-type storage unit having an individual property identification number
that is not used for a commercial purpose.
Class 4bb property has the same classification rates as class 1a property under subdivision
Property that has been classified as seasonal residential recreational property at any time
during which it has been owned by the current owner or spouse of the current owner does
not qualify for class 4bb.
(d) Class 4c property includes:
(1) except as provided in subdivision 22, paragraph (c), real and personal property
devoted to commercial temporary and seasonal residential occupancy for recreation purposes,
for not more than 250 days in the year preceding the year of assessment. For purposes of
this clause, property is devoted to a commercial purpose on a specific day if any portion of
the property is used for residential occupancy, and a fee is charged for residential occupancy.
Class 4c property under this clause must contain three or more rental units. A "rental unit"
is defined as a cabin, condominium, townhouse, sleeping room, or individual camping site
equipped with water and electrical hookups for recreational vehicles. A camping pad offered
for rent by a property that otherwise qualifies for class 4c under this clause is also class 4c
under this clause regardless of the term of the rental agreement, as long as the use of the
camping pad does not exceed 250 days. In order for a property to be classified under this
clause, either (i) the business located on the property must provide recreational activities,
at least 40 percent of the annual gross lodging receipts related to the property must be from
business conducted during 90 consecutive days, and either (A) at least 60 percent of all paid
bookings by lodging guests during the year must be for periods of at least two consecutive
nights; or (B) at least 20 percent of the annual gross receipts must be from charges for
providing recreational activities, or (ii) the business must contain 20 or fewer rental units,
and must be located in a township or a city with a population of 2,500 or less located outside
the metropolitan area, as defined under section 473.121, subdivision 2, that contains a portion
of a state trail administered by the Department of Natural Resources. For purposes of item
(i)(A), a paid booking of five or more nights shall be counted as two bookings. Class 4c
property also includes commercial use real property used exclusively for recreational
purposes in conjunction with other class 4c property classified under this clause and devoted
to temporary and seasonal residential occupancy for recreational purposes, up to a total of
two acres, provided the property is not devoted to commercial recreational use for more
than 250 days in the year preceding the year of assessment and is located within two miles
of the class 4c property with which it is used. In order for a property to qualify for
classification under this clause, the owner must submit a declaration to the assessor
designating the cabins or units occupied for 250 days or less in the year preceding the year
of assessment by January 15 of the assessment year. Those cabins or units and a proportionate
share of the land on which they are located must be designated class 4c under this clause
as otherwise provided. The remainder of the cabins or units and a proportionate share of
the land on which they are located will be designated as class 3a. The owner of property
desiring designation as class 4c property under this clause must provide guest registers or
other records demonstrating that the units for which class 4c designation is sought were not
occupied for more than 250 days in the year preceding the assessment if so requested. The
portion of a property operated as a (1) restaurant, (2) bar, (3) gift shop, (4) conference center
or meeting room, and (5) other nonresidential facility operated on a commercial basis not
directly related to temporary and seasonal residential occupancy for recreation purposes
does not qualify for class 4c. For the purposes of this paragraph, "recreational activities"
means renting ice fishing houses, boats and motors, snowmobiles, downhill or cross-country
ski equipment; providing marina services, launch services, or guide services; or selling bait
and fishing tackle;
(2) qualified property used as a golf course if:
(i) it is open to the public on a daily fee basis. It may charge membership fees or dues,
but a membership fee may not be required in order to use the property for golfing, and its
green fees for golfing must be comparable to green fees typically charged by municipal
(ii) it meets the requirements of section 273.112, subdivision 3, paragraph (d).
A structure used as a clubhouse, restaurant, or place of refreshment in conjunction with
the golf course is classified as class 3a property;
(3) real property up to a maximum of three acres of land owned and used by a nonprofit
community service oriented organization and not used for residential purposes on either a
temporary or permanent basis, provided that:
(i) the property is not used for a revenue-producing activity for more than six days in
the calendar year preceding the year of assessment; or
(ii) the organization makes annual charitable contributions and donations at least equal
to the property's previous year's property taxes and the property is allowed to be used for
public and community meetings or events for no charge, as appropriate to the size of the
For purposes of this clause:
(A) "charitable contributions and donations" has the same meaning as lawful gambling
purposes under section 349.12, subdivision 25, excluding those purposes relating to the
payment of taxes, assessments, fees, auditing costs, and utility payments;
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(B) "property taxes" excludes the state general tax;
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deleted text begin (C) adeleted text endnew text beginnew text end "nonprofit community service oriented organization" means any corporation,
society, association, foundation, or institution organized and operated exclusively for
charitable, religious, fraternal, civic, or educational purposes, and which is exempt from
federal income taxation pursuant to section 501(c)(3), (8), (10), or (19) of the Internal
Revenue Code; and
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that portion of the property that is used as an on-sale intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt
liquor establishment licensed under chapter 340A, a restaurant open to the public, bowling
alley, a retail store, gambling conducted by organizations licensed under chapter 349, an
insurance business, or office or other space leased or rented to a lessee who conducts a
for-profit enterprise on the premises.
Any portion of the property not qualifying under either item (i) or (ii) is class 3a. The
use of the property for social events open exclusively to members and their guests for periods
of less than 24 hours, when an admission is not charged nor any revenues are received by
the organization shall not be considered a revenue-producing activity.
The organization shall maintain records of its charitable contributions and donations
and of public meetings and events held on the property and make them available upon
request any time to the assessor to ensure eligibility. An organization meeting the requirement
under item (ii) must file an application by May 1 with the assessor for eligibility for the
current year's assessment. The commissioner shall prescribe a uniform application form
(4) postsecondary student housing of not more than one acre of land that is owned by a
nonprofit corporation organized under chapter 317A and is used exclusively by a student
cooperative, sorority, or fraternity for on-campus housing or housing located within two
miles of the border of a college campus;
(5)(i) manufactured home parks as defined in section 327.14, subdivision 3, excluding
manufactured home parks described in items (ii) and (iii), (ii) manufactured home parks as
defined in section 327.14, subdivision 3, that are described in section 273.124, subdivision
3a, and (iii) class I manufactured home parks as defined in section 327C.01, subdivision
(6) real property that is actively and exclusively devoted to indoor fitness, health, social,
recreational, and related uses, is owned and operated by a not-for-profit corporation, and is
located within the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2;
(7) a leased or privately owned noncommercial aircraft storage hangar not exempt under
section 272.01, subdivision 2, and the land on which it is located, provided that:
(i) the land is on an airport owned or operated by a city, town, county, Metropolitan
Airports Commission, or group thereof; and
(ii) the land lease, or any ordinance or signed agreement restricting the use of the leased
premise, prohibits commercial activity performed at the hangar.
If a hangar classified under this clause is sold after June 30, 2000, a bill of sale must be
filed by the new owner with the assessor of the county where the property is located within
60 days of the sale;
(8) a privately owned noncommercial aircraft storage hangar not exempt under section
272.01, subdivision 2, and the land on which it is located, provided that:
(i) the land abuts a public airport; and
(ii) the owner of the aircraft storage hangar provides the assessor with a signed agreement
restricting the use of the premises, prohibiting commercial use or activity performed at the
(9) residential real estate, a portion of which is used by the owner for homestead purposes,
and that is also a place of lodging, if all of the following criteria are met:
(i) rooms are provided for rent to transient guests that generally stay for periods of 14
or fewer days;
(ii) meals are provided to persons who rent rooms, the cost of which is incorporated in
the basic room rate;
(iii) meals are not provided to the general public except for special events on fewer than
seven days in the calendar year preceding the year of the assessment; and
(iv) the owner is the operator of the property.
The market value subject to the 4c classification under this clause is limited to five rental
units. Any rental units on the property in excess of five, must be valued and assessed as
class 3a. The portion of the property used for purposes of a homestead by the owner must
be classified as class 1a property under subdivision 22;
(10) real property up to a maximum of three acres and operated as a restaurant as defined
under section 157.15, subdivision 12, provided it: (i) is located on a lake as defined under
section 103G.005, subdivision 15, paragraph (a), clause (3); and (ii) is either devoted to
commercial purposes for not more than 250 consecutive days, or receives at least 60 percent
of its annual gross receipts from business conducted during four consecutive months. Gross
receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages must be included in determining the property's
qualification under item (ii). The property's primary business must be as a restaurant and
not as a bar. Gross receipts from gift shop sales located on the premises must be excluded.
Owners of real property desiring 4c classification under this clause must submit an annual
declaration to the assessor by February 1 of the current assessment year, based on the
property's relevant information for the preceding assessment year;
(11) lakeshore and riparian property and adjacent land, not to exceed six acres, used as
a marina, as defined in section 86A.20, subdivision 5, which is made accessible to the public
and devoted to recreational use for marina services. The marina owner must annually provide
evidence to the assessor that it provides services, including lake or river access to the public
by means of an access ramp or other facility that is either located on the property of the
marina or at a publicly owned site that abuts the property of the marina. No more than 800
feet of lakeshore may be included in this classification. Buildings used in conjunction with
a marina for marina services, including but not limited to buildings used to provide food
and beverage services, fuel, boat repairs, or the sale of bait or fishing tackle, are classified
as class 3a property; and
(12) real and personal property devoted to noncommercial temporary and seasonal
residential occupancy for recreation purposes.
Class 4c property has a classification rate of 1.5 percent of market value, except that (i)
each parcel of noncommercial seasonal residential recreational property under clause (12)
has the same classification rates as class 4bb property, (ii) manufactured home parks assessed
under clause (5), item (i), have the same classification rate as class 4b property, the market
value of manufactured home parks assessed under clause (5), item (ii), have a classification
rate of 0.75 percent if more than 50 percent of the lots in the park are occupied by
shareholders in the cooperative corporation or association and a classification rate of one
percent if 50 percent or less of the lots are so occupied, and class I manufactured home
parks as defined in section 327C.01, subdivision 13, have a classification rate of 1.0 percent,
(iii) commercial-use seasonal residential recreational property and marina recreational land
as described in clause (11), has a classification rate of one percent for the first $500,000 of
market value, and 1.25 percent for the remaining market value, (iv) the market value of
property described in clause (4) has a classification rate of one percent, (v) the market value
of property described in clauses (2), (6), and (10) has a classification rate of 1.25 percent,
(vi) that portion of the market value of property in clause (9) qualifying for class 4c property
has a classification rate of 1.25 percent, and (vii) property qualifying for classification under
clause (3) that is owned or operated by a congressionally chartered veterans organization
has a classification rate of one percent. The commissioner of veterans affairs must provide
a list of congressionally chartered veterans organizations to the commissioner of revenue
by June 30, 2017, and by January 1, 2018, and each year thereafter.
(e) Class 4d property is qualifying low-income rental housing certified to the assessor
by the Housing Finance Agency under section 273.128, subdivision 3. If only a portion of
the units in the building qualify as low-income rental housing units as certified under section
273.128, subdivision 3, only the proportion of qualifying units to the total number of units
in the building qualify for class 4d. The remaining portion of the building shall be classified
by the assessor based upon its use. Class 4d also includes the same proportion of land as
the qualifying low-income rental housing units are to the total units in the building. For all
properties qualifying as class 4d, the market value determined by the assessor must be based
on the normal approach to value using normal unrestricted rents.
(f) The first tier of market value of class 4d property has a classification rate of 0.75
percent. The remaining value of class 4d property has a classification rate of 0.25 percent.
For the purposes of this paragraph, the "first tier of market value of class 4d property" means
the market value of each housing unit up to the first tier limit. For the purposes of this
paragraph, all class 4d property value must be assigned to individual housing units. The
first tier limit is $100,000 for assessment years 2022 and 2023. For subsequent assessment
years, the limit is adjusted each year by the average statewide change in estimated market
value of property classified as class 4a and 4d under this section for the previous assessment
year, excluding valuation change due to new construction, rounded to the nearest $1,000,
provided, however, that the limit may never be less than $100,000. Beginning with
assessment year 2015, the commissioner of revenue must certify the limit for each assessment
year by November 1 of the previous year.
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Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 275.065, subdivision 3, is amended
(a) The county auditor shall prepare and
the county treasurer shall deliver after November 10 and on or before November 24 each
year, by first class mail to each taxpayer at the address listed on the county's current year's
assessment roll, a notice of proposed property taxes. Upon written request by the taxpayer,
the treasurer may send the notice in electronic form or by electronic mail instead of on paper
or by ordinary mail.
(b) The commissioner of revenue shall prescribe the form of the notice.
(c) The notice must inform taxpayers that it contains the amount of property taxes each
taxing authority proposes to collect for taxes payable the following year. In the case of a
town, deleted text beginor in the case of the state general tax,deleted text end the final tax amount will be its proposed tax.
The notice must clearly state for each city that has a population over 500, county, school
district, regional library authority established under section 134.201, metropolitan taxing
districts as defined in paragraph (i), and fire protection and emergency medical services
special taxing districts established under section 144F.01, the time and place of a meeting
for each taxing authority in which the budget and levy will be discussed and public input
allowed, prior to the final budget and levy determination. The taxing authorities must provide
the county auditor with the information to be included in the notice on or before the time it
certifies its proposed levy under subdivision 1. The public must be allowed to speak at that
meeting, which must occur after November 24 and must not be held before 6:00 p.m. It
must provide a telephone number for the taxing authority that taxpayers may call if they
have questions related to the notice and an address where comments will be received by
mail, except that no notice required under this section shall be interpreted as requiring the
printing of a personal telephone number or address as the contact information for a taxing
authority. If a taxing authority does not maintain public offices where telephone calls can
be received by the authority, the authority may inform the county of the lack of a public
telephone number and the county shall not list a telephone number for that taxing authority.
(d) The notice must state for each parcel:
(1) the market value of the property as determined under section 273.11, and used for
computing property taxes payable in the following year and for taxes payable in the current
year as each appears in the records of the county assessor on November 1 of the current
year; and, in the case of residential property, whether the property is classified as homestead
or nonhomestead. The notice must clearly inform taxpayers of the years to which the market
values apply and that the values are final values;
(2) the items listed below, shown separately by county, city or town, deleted text beginand state general
tax,deleted text end agricultural homestead credit under section 273.1384, school building bond agricultural
credit under section 273.1387, voter approved school levy, other local school levy, and the
sum of the special taxing districts, and as a total of all taxing authorities:
(i) the actual tax for taxes payable in the current year; and
(ii) the proposed tax amount.
If the county levy under clause (2) includes an amount for a lake improvement district
as defined under sections 103B.501 to 103B.581, the amount attributable for that purpose
must be separately stated from the remaining county levy amount.
In the case of a town deleted text beginor the state general taxdeleted text end, the final tax shall also be its proposed tax
unless the town changes its levy at a special town meeting under section 365.52. If a school
district has certified under section 126C.17, subdivision 9, that a referendum will be held
in the school district at the November general election, the county auditor must note next
to the school district's proposed amount that a referendum is pending and that, if approved
by the voters, the tax amount may be higher than shown on the notice. In the case of the
city of Minneapolis, the levy for Minneapolis Park and Recreation shall be listed separately
from the remaining amount of the city's levy. In the case of the city of St. Paul, the levy for
the St. Paul Library Agency must be listed separately from the remaining amount of the
city's levy. In the case of Ramsey County, any amount levied under section 134.07 may be
listed separately from the remaining amount of the county's levy. In the case of a parcel
where tax increment or the fiscal disparities areawide tax under chapter 276A or 473F
applies, the proposed tax levy on the captured value or the proposed tax levy on the tax
capacity subject to the areawide tax must each be stated separately and not included in the
sum of the special taxing districts; and
(3) the increase or decrease between the total taxes payable in the current year and the
total proposed taxes, expressed as a percentage.
For purposes of this section, the amount of the tax on homesteads qualifying under the
senior citizens' property tax deferral program under chapter 290B is the total amount of
property tax before subtraction of the deferred property tax amount.
(e) The notice must clearly state that the proposed or final taxes do not include the
(1) special assessments;
(2) levies approved by the voters after the date the proposed taxes are certified, including
bond referenda and school district levy referenda;
(3) a levy limit increase approved by the voters by the first Tuesday after the first Monday
in November of the levy year as provided under section 275.73;
(4) amounts necessary to pay cleanup or other costs due to a natural disaster occurring
after the date the proposed taxes are certified;
(5) amounts necessary to pay tort judgments against the taxing authority that become
final after the date the proposed taxes are certified; and
(6) the contamination tax imposed on properties which received market value reductions
(f) Except as provided in subdivision 7, failure of the county auditor to prepare or the
county treasurer to deliver the notice as required in this section does not invalidate the
proposed or final tax levy or the taxes payable pursuant to the tax levy.
(g) If the notice the taxpayer receives under this section lists the property as
nonhomestead, and satisfactory documentation is provided to the county assessor by the
applicable deadline, and the property qualifies for the homestead classification in that
assessment year, the assessor shall reclassify the property to homestead for taxes payable
in the following year.
(h) In the case of class 4 residential property used as a residence for lease or rental
periods of 30 days or more, the taxpayer must either:
(1) mail or deliver a copy of the notice of proposed property taxes to each tenant, renter,
or lessee; or
(2) post a copy of the notice in a conspicuous place on the premises of the property.
The notice must be mailed or posted by the taxpayer by November 27 or within three
days of receipt of the notice, whichever is later. A taxpayer may notify the county treasurer
of the address of the taxpayer, agent, caretaker, or manager of the premises to which the
notice must be mailed in order to fulfill the requirements of this paragraph.
(i) For purposes of this subdivision and subdivision 6, "metropolitan special taxing
districts" means the following taxing districts in the seven-county metropolitan area that
levy a property tax for any of the specified purposes listed below:
(1) Metropolitan Council under section 473.132, 473.167, 473.249, 473.325, 473.446,
473.521, 473.547, or 473.834;
(2) Metropolitan Airports Commission under section 473.667, 473.671, or 473.672; and
(3) Metropolitan Mosquito Control Commission under section 473.711.
For purposes of this section, any levies made by the regional rail authorities in the county
of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington under chapter 398A
shall be included with the appropriate county's levy.
(j) The governing body of a county, city, or school district may, with the consent of the
county board, include supplemental information with the statement of proposed property
taxes about the impact of state aid increases or decreases on property tax increases or
decreases and on the level of services provided in the affected jurisdiction. This supplemental
information may include information for the following year, the current year, and for as
many consecutive preceding years as deemed appropriate by the governing body of the
county, city, or school district. It may include only information regarding:
(1) the impact of inflation as measured by the implicit price deflator for state and local
(2) population growth and decline;
(3) state or federal government action; and
(4) other financial factors that affect the level of property taxation and local services
that the governing body of the county, city, or school district may deem appropriate to
The information may be presented using tables, written narrative, and graphic
representations and may contain instruction toward further sources of information or
opportunity for comment.
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Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 275.28, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
The county auditor shall make out the tax lists according
to the prescribed form, and to correspond with the assessment districts. The rate percent
necessary to raise the required amount of the various taxes shall be calculated on the net
tax capacity of property as determined by the state Board of Equalization, but, in calculating
such rates, no rate shall be used resulting in a fraction other than a decimal fraction, or less
than a gross local tax rate of .01 percent or a net local tax rate of .01 percent; and, in
extending any tax, whenever it amounts to the fractional part of a cent, it shall be made one
cent. The tax lists shall also be made out to correspond with the assessment books in reference
to ownership and description of property, with columns for the valuation and for the various
items of tax included in the total amount of all taxes set down opposite each description.
The auditor shall enter both the state tax determined under deleted text beginsectionsdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end 275.02 deleted text beginand
275.025,deleted text end and the local tax determined under section 275.08deleted text begin,deleted text end on the tax lists. The total ad
valorem property tax for each description of property before credits is the sum of the amounts
of the various local taxes that apply to the parcel plus the amount of any applicable state
tax. Opposite each description which has been sold for taxes, and which is subject to
redemption, but not redeemed, shall be placed the words "sold for taxes." The amount of
all special taxes shall be entered in the proper columns, but the general taxes may be shown
by entering the rate percent of each tax at the head of the proper columns, without extending
the same, in which case a schedule of the rates percent of such taxes shall be made on the
first page of each tax list. If the auditor fails to enter on any such list before its delivery to
the treasurer any tax levied, the tax may be subsequently entered. The tax lists shall be
deemed completed, and all taxes extended thereon, as of January 1 annually.
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Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 469.1794, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
(a) The maximum extension for a district under this
subdivision equals the lesser of:
(1) four years; or
(2) the tax reform percentage for the district, determined under paragraph (b), multiplied
by the remaining duration of the district rounded to the nearest whole number. Fractions in
excess of one-third are rounded up.
(b) The tax reform percentage for the district, as estimated by the county auditor, equals:
(1)(i) the total taxes paid by the original tax capacity for the district for taxes payable
in 2001, minus
(ii) the average of the total taxes paid by the original tax capacity for the district for
taxes payable in 2002 and in 2003, divided by
(2) the total taxes paid by the original tax capacity for the district for taxes payable in
(c) In the resolution approving the extension, the municipality may elect to treat all
preexisting obligations as qualified obligations for purposes of this section. If the municipality
makes an election under this paragraph, the maximum duration is reduced by one-half of
the amount otherwise permitted under paragraph (a).
(d) The remaining duration of a district is the number of calendar years, beginning after
December 31, 2001, in which the district may collect increment under its duration limit
under section 469.176, subdivision 1b, 1c, 1e, or 1g, or a special law approved before January
1, 2002, as applicable.
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Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 22-06372
Notwithstanding section 273.425, the entire tax capacity of property taxed at the average local tax rate under subdivision 1 is subject to the state tax rate provided in section 275.025. Notwithstanding subdivisions 1 and 2, the entire proceeds of the state tax levy for each such property must be distributed to the state under the procedures provided in chapter 276. No portion of the proceeds from the state levy on such property is distributed within the county under subdivision 1 or 2.
The state general levy is levied against commercial-industrial property and seasonal residential recreational property, as defined in this section. The state general levy for commercial-industrial property is $716,990,000 for taxes payable in 2023 and thereafter. The state general levy for seasonal-recreational property is $41,690,000 for taxes payable in 2020 and thereafter. 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 to the commissioner under section 270C.85, subdivision 2, clause (4), 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.
For the purposes of this section, "commercial-industrial tax capacity" means the tax capacity of all taxable property classified as class 3 or class 5(1) under section 273.13, excluding:
(1) the tax capacity attributable to the first $150,000 of market value of each parcel of commercial-industrial property as defined under section 273.13, subdivision 24, clauses (1) and (2);
(2) electric generation attached machinery under class 3; and
(3) property described in section 473.625.
County commercial-industrial tax capacity amounts are not adjusted for the captured net tax capacity of a tax increment financing district under section 469.177, subdivision 2, the net tax capacity of transmission lines deducted from a local government's total net tax capacity under section 273.425, or fiscal disparities contribution and distribution net tax capacities under chapter 276A or 473F. For purposes of this subdivision, the procedures for determining eligibility for tier 1 under section 273.13, subdivision 24, clauses (1) and (2), shall apply in determining the portion of a property eligible to be considered within the first $150,000 of market value.
For the purposes of this section, "seasonal residential recreational tax capacity" means the tax capacity of tier III of class 1c under section 273.13, subdivision 22, and all class 4c(1), 4c(3)(ii), and 4c(12) property under section 273.13, subdivision 25, except that the first $76,000 of market value of each noncommercial class 4c(12) property has a tax capacity for this purpose equal to 40 percent of its tax capacity under section 273.13.
The state general tax must be levied by applying a uniform rate to all commercial-industrial tax capacity and a uniform rate to all seasonal residential recreational tax capacity. On or before October 1 each year, the commissioner of revenue shall certify the preliminary state general levy rates to each county auditor that must be used to prepare the notices of proposed property taxes for taxes payable in the following year. By January 1 of each year, the commissioner shall certify the final state general levy rates to each county auditor that shall be used in spreading taxes.
(a) Any municipality that:
(1) lies wholly or partially within the metropolitan area as defined under section 473.121, subdivision 2, but outside the transit taxing district as defined under section 473.446, subdivision 2; and
(2) has a net fiscal disparities contribution equal to or greater than eight percent of its total taxable net tax capacity,
is eligible for a distribution from the proceeds of the state general levy imposed on taxpayers within the municipality.
(b) The distribution is equal to (1) the municipality's net tax capacity tax rate, times (2) the municipality's net fiscal disparities contribution in excess of eight percent of its total taxable net tax capacity; provided, however, that the distribution may not exceed the tax under this section imposed on taxpayers within the municipality. The amount of the distribution to each municipality must be determined by the commissioner of revenue and certified to each affected municipality and county by September 1 of the year in which taxes are payable.
(c) The distribution under this subdivision must be paid to the qualifying municipality by the treasurer of the home county of the municipality by December 1 of the year the taxes are payable. The amounts distributed under this subdivision must be deducted from the settlement of the state general levy for the taxes payable year under section 276.112.
(d) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the meanings given.
(1) "Municipality" means a home rule or statutory city, or a town, except that in the case of a city that lies only partially within the metropolitan area, municipality means the portion of the city lying within the metropolitan area.
(2) "Net fiscal disparities contribution" means a municipality's fiscal disparities contribution tax capacity minus its distribution net tax capacity.
(3) "Total taxable net tax capacity" means the total net tax capacity of all properties in the municipality under section 273.13 minus (i) the net fiscal disparities contribution, and (ii) the municipality's tax increment captured net tax capacity.
(a) The county must abate the state general levy on personal property that is part of an intrastate natural gas transportation or distribution pipeline system if:
(1) construction of the pipeline system commenced after January 1, 2018; and
(2) the pipeline system provides service to an area:
(i) outside the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4; and
(ii) in which more than half of the households or businesses lacked access to natural gas distribution systems as of January 1, 2018.
(b) In the first year that a taxpayer seeks an abatement under this subdivision, the taxpayer must file an application with the commissioner of revenue by March 1 of the assessment year on a form prescribed by the commissioner.
(c) The commissioner of revenue must notify any affected county in the first year that a pipeline system becomes eligible for an abatement under this subdivision.
(d) The abatement under this subdivision applies for a period not to exceed 12 taxable years, provided that once a property no longer qualifies, it may not subsequently qualify for an abatement under this subdivision.
On the estimated payment and settlement dates provided in this chapter for the settlement of taxes levied by school districts, the county treasurer must make full settlement with the county auditor for all receipts of state property taxes levied under section 275.025, and must transmit those receipts to the commissioner of revenue by electronic means on the dates and according to the provisions applicable to distributions to school districts.