Legislative Notebook: House OKs Matching Minnesota Taxes With Federal

Income tax returns Minnesotans file this spring will conform to new federal laws if state senators follow the House’s Monday action.

What’s In, What’s Out Of Dayton Sales Tax Plan

Here are some goods and services not now subject to the seals tax that the Minnesota Revenue Department says would be taxed under Gov. Mark Dayton’s tax reform proposal:

Bakk Wants Clothing Tax

The Senate tax chairman, who is running for governor, wants to tax clothing as a way to increase school funding and plug the state budget deficit. Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, introduced legislation Thursday to eliminate the sales tax exemption on clothing beginning July 1 and slightly lower the overall sales tax rate a year later.…
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Outdoors Spending Plans Taking Shape

An influx of dedicated state tax revenue leads outdoors enthusiasts to believe a logjam of Minnesota natural resources projects will begin to free up this year. State lawmakers are completing work on two outdoors spending packages that would pump tens of millions of dollars into conservation projects around the state. Both are paid for outside…
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Reaction Mixed To Property Tax Plan

Buzz Anderson Cities can accept a large property tax reform bill, counties don’t know what to think about it and non-profit organizations love it. And its chief author is optimistic that he can convince Gov. Tim Pawlenty to accept at least part of the measure. The bill written by Rep. Paul Marquart and others features…
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