Politicians Eager to Impose Local Sales Taxes

Before a city or township has the legal ability to levy a sales tax, they must first ask for permission from the Minnesota legislature. Despite having among the highest tax burden in the nation, state legislators in both parties are now moving legislation to grant these requests. 

36 of these requests have been made this year in the legislature, ranging anywhere from .25% to 1.5% in each city. While this does not sound like a lot, it is expected to bring in additional millions of dollars for each city per year. 

Combine that with the proposed .25% sales tax on residents of the seven-county metro area, and your wallet will notice a change – fast. 

There is an argument to be made that local government is the best government, and that they should have the option to increase taxes if they want to. This argument ignores the fact that, again, Minnesota already burdens its citizenry with excessive taxes. 

With a $17+ Billion budget surplus, there should be absolutely zero talks of increasing taxes, whether it be on a state, county, or city level. Most of these localities are already demanding their pet projects be put into the debt bill (aka, bonding bill), anyway. 

If tax increases can be stopped, they should be stopped. Contact your state legislators and tell them to vote against tax increases in any and every form. 


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  • Tucker Hittesdorf
    commented 2023-04-06 12:06:15 -0500
    There needs to federal law passed that income already taxed cannot be taxed again. That would mean we either get rid of income taxes and just have sales taxes, or we get rid of sales taxes and only have income tax. Current law taxes income that’s already been taxed. It’s ridiculous!!!
  • William Beck
    published this page in News 2023-04-05 18:16:16 -0500