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Minnesota Taxes

Sound state tax policy decisions can contribute to a more equitable state economy and ensure that there are enough resources to sustainably fund schools, health care, vibrant communities, and other building blocks of a durable prosperity that includes all Minnesotans, regardless of who they are or where they live.

Minnesota Taxes and Tax Plans Research

January 2024

Minnesota's policy choices move it toward the top for tax fairness in 50-state study

In an era of income inequality and growing concentration of wealth, a new 50-state study analyzes whether state tax sys...

May 2023

A Minnesota Child Tax Credit would unleash the power of the tax code to fight child poverty

Minnesota should join a growing number of states that have created Child Tax Credits, building on the remarkable success of the expanded federal Child Tax Credit in reducing child poverty and material hardship among families.

February 2023

Who Receives the Renters' Credit? (TY 2019)

By providing property tax refunds to qualifying households, Minnesota helps bring down one of the costs of housing and creates a more equitable tax system. This issue brief provides data on the impact of the Renters’ Credit in each Minnesota county and for the state as a whole.

February 2023

Tax cuts from unlimited Social Security exemption skewed to higher-income Minnesotans

This issue brief looks at why higher-income Minnesotans are more likely to benefit from fully exempting taxes on Social Security, who benefits from existing Social Security exemptions, and how the cost of these tax cuts limit critical investments in public services.

Minnesota Taxes Blog Posts

May 12, 2023

2023 tax conference committee weighs similarities, differences in House, Senate, Walz tax plans

This year, policymakers are considering transformational changes and long-overdue investments to make Minnesota a state...

April 17, 2023

Minnesota should continue targeted approach to Social Security income tax exemption

In the debate about whether Minnesota should change its tax treatment of Social Security benefits, we’ve sought to draw...

March 29, 2023

House Property Tax Division bill includes transformational changes to the Renters’ Credit

One of the highlights of last year’s tax discussion is moving forward again this session: a game-changing proposal to...

March 23, 2023

Early agreement on state budget targets outline use of the surplus

On Tuesday, the Minnesota House and Senate leadership and Governor Tim Walz released joint budget targets that lay out ...

Tax Credits for Workers and Families Research

January 2024

Who receives the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit?

This brief takes a look at Minnesota’s Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, which is one part of a spectrum of state investments to bring down the cost of child care, which also includes child care assistance, early learning scholarships, Head Start, and pre-K. The full version of this brief includes a table with data specific to each Minnesota county and the state as a whole.

January 2024

Who receives the Working Family Credit?

Minnesota's Working Family Tax Credit encourages and supports work, makes the tax system more equitable, and helps working people across the state to meet their basic needs and get their kids off to a strong start. This brief includes county-level information about the Working Family Credit.

January 2024

Who receives the Renters' Credit?

Minnesota's property tax refund for renters, or Renters' Credit, helps bring down one of the costs of housing and creates a more equitable tax system. This issue brief includes information about the Renters' Credit for each county and for the state as a whole.

May 2023

A Minnesota Child Tax Credit would unleash the power of the tax code to fight child poverty

Minnesota should join a growing number of states that have created Child Tax Credits, building on the remarkable success of the expanded federal Child Tax Credit in reducing child poverty and material hardship among families.

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