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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

February 2023

Who Receives the Renters' Credit?

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

A proposal to expand Minnesota’s tax exemption for Social Security benefits would provide the biggest tax cuts to the highest-income Minnesotans and would prevent making strong, sustainable investments in public services that would create a brighter future for all. This issue brief looks at why higher-income Minnesotans are more likely to benefit from this tax exemption, who benefits from existing Social Security exemptions, and how the cost of these tax cuts limit critical investments in public services.

January 2023

Income tax repeal would damage Minnesota's quality of life, increase inequality

All Minnesotans deserve to lead healthy and secure lives. But the path to a stronger, more equitable future for our...

April 2022

Costly first bracket income tax cut leaves out everyday Minnesotans

A proposed income tax rate cut is tilted toward those with the most resources and prevent making strong investments in public services that would create a brighter future for all Minnesotans. This issue brief looks at how and why higher-income Minnesotans are more likely to benefit from a first bracket rate cut and get larger tax cuts than those of modest means.

Minnesota Taxes Blog Posts

May 18, 2018

Supplemental budget proposals on the table, but very different priorities

As we finish up the last week of the state’s legislative session, the Legislature has passed their initial budget and ...

May 17, 2018

Legislative tax bill needs improvement; is there enough time left to make the grade?

I’ll admit it – I was hoping for a relatively quiet 2018 Legislative Session in terms of tax policy. Then in December...

April 27, 2018

House budget targets devote 2/3 of surplus to taxes, transportation

The Minnesota House of Representatives’ budget targets tell us how they propose to allocate the state’s projected $329...

March 28, 2018

Families with children could pay higher taxes under tax conformity

The complex set of tax changes in the recent federal tax bill creates a set of challenging decisions for states like Min...

Tax Credits for Workers and Families Research

February 2023

Who Receives the Renters' Credit?

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.

January 2023

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 issue brief includes printable and interactive maps showing county level data.

March 2021

Who receives the Renters' Credit? (TY 2018)

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 2020

Who receives the Renters' Credit? (TY 2016)

Through property tax refunds for homeowners and renters, Minnesota helps bring down one of the costs of housing and creates a more equitable tax system overall. This issue brief provides data about the Renters' Credit for each Minnesota county and for the state as a whole.

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