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Property taxes: Commercial owners nicked for state budget deal

Published in: Finance & Commerce Commercial property tax increases and the flat economy are hampering development and business investment, developer Kelly Doran says. Increases have pushed real estate taxes up to $13 to $15 per square foot on his… Read More
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Taxpayers, Assessors Join Forces to Redefine Mandatory Disclosure Statute

The Minnesota Legislature recently passed an amendment to Minn. Stat. §278.05, subd.6(a), the so-called 60-day rule, Minnesota’s mandatory tax appeal discovery law. That statute provides that property tax appeals are dismissed if certain finan… Read More
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What is Market when there is no market?

Minnesota assessors are currently dealing with near-record numbers of tax petitions challenging the annual assessments made in the state. Assessors value property as of January 2, for taxes payable the following year. In stable markets, those that ar… Read More
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Minnesota Tax Payers Cope with Recession, High Tax Rates

Jurisdiction estimates for pay 2011 taxes have just issued, and the news is not good. Due to widespread cuts in both commercial/industrial and residential valuations, the effective tax rates at which properties are assessed have skyrocketed. Taxpayer… Read More
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Tax Court in Minnesota Deluged with Cases

The economic meltdown of the last few years has sent assessors scrambling to mark down values for commercial and industrial properties. Those efforts have necessarily come up short. The result: near-record numbers of appeals to the MinnesotaTax Court… Read More
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Assessors May Testify Once Again in Minnesota

Recent statutory changes enacted by the Minnesota legislature restored assessors’ qualifications to testify in Tax Court proceedings. Tax Court rulings had excluded assessor testimony, based upon statutory language construed to limit assessor v… Read More
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April 30 Deadline for Minnesota Tax Payers

Minnesota law permits property taxpayers to file a petition challenging value, level of assessment, and other claims by April 30, 2010. The filing deadline is absolute, and if missed, costs the taxpayer a chance to challenge its tax assessment. Publi… Read More
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Assessment Appeals Skyrocket

Published in: Minnesota Lawyer Magazine “Sensitive Income Data Protected” Minnesota law requires that property tax filers with income-producing property provide the assessor with actual and projected income and expense information and lea… Read More
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