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HF 1727

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 05/19/2024 05:15am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/13/2023

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; property; modifying requirements for the senior citizens'
property tax deferral; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 290B.03,
subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 290B.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Program qualifications.

The qualifications for the senior citizens'
property tax deferral program are as follows:

(1) the property must be owned and occupied as a homestead by a person 65 years of
age or older. In the case of a married couple, at least one of the spouses must be at least 65
years old at the time the first property tax deferral is granted, regardless of whether the
property is titled in the name of one spouse or both spouses, or titled in another way that
permits the property to have homestead status, and the other spouse must be at least 62 years
of age;

(2) the total household income of the qualifying homeowners, as defined in section
290A.03, subdivision 5, for the calendar year preceding the year of the initial application
may not exceed deleted text begin $60,000deleted text end new text begin $96,000new text end ;

(3) the homestead must have been owned and occupied as the homestead of at least one
of the qualifying homeowners for at least deleted text begin 15deleted text end new text begin fivenew text end years prior to the year the initial application
is filed;

(4) there are no state or federal tax liens or judgment liens on the homesteaded property;

(5) there are no mortgages or other liens on the property that secure future advances,
except for those subject to credit limits that result in compliance with clause (6); and

(6) the total unpaid balances of debts secured by mortgages and other liens on the
property, including unpaid and delinquent special assessments and interest and any delinquent
property taxes, penalties, and interest, but not including property taxes payable during the
year or debts secured by a residential PACE lien, as defined in section 216C.435, subdivision
10d, does not exceed 75 percent of the assessor's estimated market value for the year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for applications for deferral of taxes
payable in 2024 and thereafter.
new text end