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Tax Relief in Minnesota

Minnesota MapMinnesota residents are feeling the burden of the same financial struggles affecting the rest of the nation, including those that come as a result of tax debt. For instance, Minnesota’s top tier of personal income tax is fourth highest in the United States at a rate of 9.85%. The state collects an average of $1,404 per person in local and state income tax each year, ranking the state 6th highest nationwide.

Even with respect to property taxes, Minnesotans pay approximately $1,535 per person each year, which places the state in 16th highest place overall.

Although property taxes in the state are relatively low, Minnesota residents often find themselves in the position of owing money to the IRS and to local and state collection agencies. For Minnesotans who have little-to-no savings, and who often live from one paycheck to the next, setting aside the money to pay Uncle Sam is often a lower priority than paying the rent, taking care of medical bills, buying groceries, or making car payments. Paying taxes takes a backseat to meeting immediate, urgent needs.

While the average amount of federal taxes collected in Minnesota is almost the same as the national average of $11,715, the state’s median household income has declined by 17% in recent years.

Financial difficulties have prompted many Minnesotans to seek out tax relief as a solution to increasing personal debt. Tax relief companies help individuals to minimize the stress of owing money to state and federal tax authorities, and to avoid the possibility of assets being seized or wages garnished. Experts in tax relief work with their clients to reduce their overall tax debt and can use a variety of methods to do so. Some such approaches include negotiating penalty abatement, setting up installment agreements with the IRS, and amending previous years’ tax returns.


How Does Minnesota's Gas Tax Compare To Other States

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - DFL Gov.-elect Tim Walz says Minnesota needs to raise the gas tax to fix the state's roads, but the idea of paying more at the pump doesn't sit well with some Republican ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:08:00 GMT

eBay to Collect Sales Tax in Minnesota Starting in January 2019

Starting January 1, 2019, online marketplace eBay will collect and remit Minnesota sales tax on behalf of out-of-state sellers making sales in the state. However, Minnesota-based eBay sellers will sti...

Published:  Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:46:00 GMT

Walz says he'll push for gas tax to improve roads

Incoming Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is just starting the transition process for his new administration, but one policy change is already on his radar for the coming legislative session: A gas tax to impr...

Published:  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 03:29:00 GMT

Gov.-elect Tim Walz sets up shop at the Capitol. Gas-tax hike for roads "˜Absolutely.'

Tim Walz arrived at the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday, setting up shop in a transition office two days after winning the election. And he promptly confirmed he will seek to raise the state's gasoline ...

Published:  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:00 GMT

Cannon River Civic Center Referendum Results 2018

NORTHFIELD, MN - The property tax aimed at raising funds for the Cannon River Civic Center is projected to fail. According to Northfield News reporter Philip Weyhe, The city of Dundas voted ...

Published:  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 06:25:00 GMT

Economist's View: For our economic health, Minnesota must cut tax burdens

Minnesota is one of the highest-taxed states in America. Our top rate of income tax, 9.85 percent, is the fourth-highest in the country. And it is not just "the rich" who are hit hard. The bottom ...

Published:  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 05:35:00 GMT

Talking Points: Gov.-Elect Tim Walz On Gas Tax, Gun Control

elect Tim Walz, are saying that will change. Among the items the governor-elect will push for is a gas tax increase to pay for Minnesota road and bridge improvements. The opening of Minnesota's ...

Published:  Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:13:00 GMT

Daily Digest: Taxes, third parties and polls

Housley and Smith disagree on tax cut. Some business owners say the ... Call it collusion or a gentleman's agreement, but three of Minnesota's minor political parties are working together ...

Published:  Thu, 01 Nov 2018 04:33:00 GMT

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