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290B.05 Maximum property tax amount and deferred property tax amount.

Subdivision 1. Determination by commissioner. The commissioner shall annually determine the qualifying homeowner's "maximum property tax amount" and "maximum allowable deferral." The maximum property tax amount calculated for taxes payable in the following year is equal to five percent of the homeowner's total household income for the previous calendar year. No tax may be deferred for any homeowner whose total household income for the previous year exceeds $30,000. No tax shall be deferred in any year in which the homeowner does not meet the program qualifications in section 290B.03. The maximum allowable total deferral is equal to 75 percent of the assessor's estimated market value for the year, less (1) the balance of any mortgage loans and other amounts secured by liens against the property at the time of application, including any unpaid special assessments but not including property taxes payable during the year; and (2) any outstanding deferral and interest.

Subd. 2. Certification by commissioner. On or before December 1, the commissioner shall certify to the county auditor of the county in which the qualifying homestead is located (1) the maximum property tax amount; (2) the maximum allowable deferral for the year; and (3) the cumulative deferral and interest for all years preceding the next taxes payable year.

Subd. 3. Calculation of deferred property tax amount. When final property tax amounts for the following year have been determined, the county auditor shall calculate the "deferred property tax amount." The deferred property tax amount is equal to the lesser of (1) the maximum allowable deferral for the year; or (2) the difference between the total amount of property taxes levied upon the qualifying homestead by all taxing jurisdictions and the maximum property tax amount. Any special assessments levied by any local unit of government must not be included in the total tax used to calculate the deferred tax amount. No deferral of the current year's property taxes is allowed if there are any delinquent property taxes or delinquent special assessments for any previous year. Any tax attributable to new improvements made to the property after the initial application has been approved under section 290B.04, subdivision 2, must be excluded when determining any subsequent deferred property tax amount. The county auditor shall annually, on or before April 15, certify to the commissioner of revenue the property tax deferral amounts determined under this subdivision by property and by owner.

Subd. 4. Limitation on total amount of deferred taxes. On or before September 1 of each year, the commissioner shall request, and each county or city assessor shall provide, the current year's estimated market value of each property on the list supplied by the commissioner that may be eligible for deferral under this section for taxes payable in the following year. The total amount of deferred taxes and interest on a property, when added to (1) the balance owing on any mortgages on the property at the time of initial application; and (2) other amounts secured by liens on the property at the time of the initial application, may not exceed 75 percent of the assessor's current estimated market value of the property.

HIST: 1997 c 231 art 14 s 8

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