Minot’s Taxable Valuation Drops by 7%

The City of Minot Assessor, Kevin Ternes, released the City’s annual report Tuesday. The report is presented to Minot’s City Council which also serves as our City Board of Equalization. The 2017 True and Full Value of all property in Minot is down approximately 7%, total valuation is just over $4.5 billion. The full annual

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North Dakota lawmakers question proposed state takeover of county social services costs

Last year, lawmakers approved proposals that shift some funding for social services from the counties (property tax) to the state (state revenue). But the viability of that plan remains a question, as well as the counties commitment to using those dollars for property tax reductions.

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Say Anything Blog: Governor Jack Dalrymple Exaggerates Tax Relief By Nearly 70 Percent

Rob Port at Say Anything Blog takes exception to the Governor Dalrymple’s language touting tax relief. His main problem, the bulk of the relief is a transfer of spending from local governments to state budget, not an actual reduction in taxes.

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MARC Vote Fails by 2 -1 Margin

Final vote tallies: NO: 3788 | YES: 1862. The result of the vote means nothing will change for Minot property owners or shoppers. The Park District will continue to be funded by property tax. Minot’s sales tax rate will remain at 7.5%.

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KX News: Sales Tax, Property Tax, and the MARC

With the MARC vote coming up quickly, KX News sat down with City of Minot’s finance director Cindy Hemphill to get the facts on what items are charged a sales tax, what items are exempt, and how the proposal would affect your property taxes.

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The MARC: What do You Want to Know?

We’re a little over six weeks away from casting a deciding vote on the future of indoor recreation in Minot and our goal over that period will be to transform you into the most informed voter on a single topic that has ever existed. The Minot Voice has a game plan in place, but we’d

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Property Tax Reform Bill Clears ND Senate

It’s an 86-page bill intended to reform and simplify the property tax system. Senate Bill 2144 would set levy limits for cities, counties, townships and other taxing authorities while giving them more flexibility in how property tax dollars are spent.

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State Should Study Taking Over Property Taxes

Tax reform is is the eternal topic, and Minot’ Scott Louser is encouraging the legislature to study the impact of ┬áreform that would see the State assume property tax payments. Read his thoughts on the proposed reform and need for the study at Say Anything Blog.com

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