Wealthy Pay Less than Average in MN Taxes PDF Print E-mail

Minnesota's most affluent residents pay a smaller share of their incomes in state and local taxes than the average MN family according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue's 2011 MN Tax Incidence Study.  Minnesota's taxes have become more regressive because the state has shifted towards using local property taxes for public services instead of state income taxes.

The average household paid 11.5% of their incomes in state and local taxes.  Comparable figures were 10.3% for households in the top 10%, people with incomes of $129,567 and up, and only 9.7% for the wealthiest 1% of households with incomes more than $429,000. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 August 2011 05:33


MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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