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State tax policy that prioritizes everyday Minnesotans can expand economic opportunity, build thriving communities, and strengthen our economic future. However, tax policy can also widen income, wealth, and racial inequality if it primarily benefits those who are already doing well in today's economy.

We analyze individual tax proposals and full tax plans from the governor and legislative bodies, as well as the tax system overall, emphasizing the impact on everyday Minnesotans, tax fairness, and the ability of the tax system to raise the revenues needed to sustainably fund public investments that keep us moving forward as a state.

Research

April 2007

Tax fairness declining in Minnesota: Explaining the 2007 Tax Incidence Study

Average taxes in Minnesota are still lower than they were in the 1990s, according to the 2007 Tax Incidence Study, even though they have been on the rise since 2002. The state’s tax system has also followed a trend towards greater regressivity since 1996. A greater reliance on local taxes (especially the property tax) and rising income inequality have both contributed to the erosion of tax fairness.

November 2006

2006 budget decisions leave much on the table for 2007

May 2006

Sources of revenue considered in the 2006 Legislative Session

April 2006

Minnesota's taxes: Who pays and how much

Taxes and Tax Plans Blog Posts

April 15, 2021

Walz's supplemental budget calls for resources for greater investments

We have called on policymakers to take bold action to respond to the health, economic, and racial justice crises before...

January 27, 2021

Walz’s proposed budget includes strong and fair revenues

Governor Tim Walz released what he called his “COVID-19 Recovery Budget” in the context of health, economic, and state revenue crises.

October 30, 2020

October special session legislation includes first-time efforts for equity in bonding package

Minnesota policymakers passed a long-awaited infrastructure package when they convened on October 12 for their fifth...

August 10, 2020

Minnesota expecting continued revenue shortfalls; time for strong federal action

July brought us more sobering news about the ongoing damage that COVID-19 is expected to have on the economy, and by extension the state’s budget.