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Minnesota business owners may decrease their tax burden through engineering-based cost segregation

Minnesota businesses, just like people, have an obligation to pay taxes. Taxes are the price we pay to live in a civilized society and pay for the great quality of live we enjoy in our state. Here at Robert Hill Law, we believe that although businesses owners have an obligation to pay taxes, Minnesota companies […]

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Property Tax Time for Superior Residents

It is property tax time again for some Wisconsin residents. The Superior Telegram reports that the second installment for 2012 property taxes are due to the Douglas County Treasurer’s Office by July 31. Residents can pay their property tax bill on the Douglas County website. The county reportedly accepts partial payments, but charges interest dating […]

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Agricultural Land Valuations in the Upper Midwest

The valuation of agricultural lands varies drastically across the Upper Midwest. Minnesota agricultural values rely primarily on market data derived from land sales, but agricultural areas in the Twin Cities area may qualify for a special program called “Green Acres.” What is the Green Acres Tax Program? Green Acres is the name of the Minnesota […]

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In the news: Improving the Minnesota tax court

I recently authored a commentary in the Star Tribune on the recent removal of George W. Perez from the Minnesota Tax Court. This removal shows that it is time to examine the status of the court and make it more accountable. Unlike other Minnesota courts, the tax court is not under the jurisdiction of the […]

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Minnesota businesses complain about high property taxes

Minnesota Public Radio recently ran a story detailing how some Minnesota businesses are struggling to compete along the North Dakota border. Moorhead convenience store and gas station operators were particularly hard hit because their customers can easily go to Fargo for the same services. Brady Olson is one small business owner who took out a […]

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Terry Branstad Signs Iowa Commercial Property Tax Bill

Iowa has joined the list of states that have lowered their commercial property taxes in order to attract businesses and developers. Iowa governor Terry Branstad signed a bill in Hiawatha yesterday at a local business, the Associated Press reports. “The tax relief in this bill will put more money in the pockets of Iowa families […]

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