This site provides information for taxpayers of Independent School District 391 – Cleveland, regarding how the district’s proposed operating referendum may affect property taxes. The site was prepared in cooperation with Ehlers, the district’s independent municipal advisor. If you have questions about the information on this site, please contact Ehlers using the information provided below.
The district will hold a special election for an operating levy referendum on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 seeking voter approval of one ballot question.
QUESTION 1 would revoke the school district’s existing referendum revenue authorization of $580.95 per pupil, and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $750.00 per pupil.
For more information on how these funds would be used, return to the District’s website.
Approval of the ballot question would result in a property tax increase beginning with taxes payable in 2021, and the tax levies would remain in place for 10 years. To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot question on your 2021 taxes, follow the instructions below or view sample property types and values here.
NOTE: Agricultural property will pay taxes for the proposed referendum based only on the value of the house, garage and one acre. Seasonal recreational residential property (i.e., cabins) will pay no taxes for the proposed referendum.
Your 2021 taxes will be based on the 2020 Estimated Market Value (EMV), which was provided on the “Notice of Valuation and Classification” mailed by your county in March 2020 (see example). If you don’t have that document available, please contact your county and ask for the 2020 EMV for taxes payable in 2021, or follow the instructions below to look up your 2020 EMV on your county’s website.
Click on the link below, select, “Agree” on the pop-up and enter in your search criteria. On the search results screen, select your parcel. Use the number listed as “Estimated Market Value” for the most current assessment year in the calculator below.
Click on the link below, select, “Agree” on the pop-up and enter in your search criteria. On the search results screen, select your parcel and scroll down to the “Valuation – Assessment Year” section. Use the number listed as “EMV “Estimated Market Value) Total” for the most current year in the calculator below.
Only bond payments qualify for the agricultural tax credit, and agricultural land is not taxed for operating referendum levies, therefore there is no tax impact for these classifications of properties, and no credit related to the operating referendum levy.
If your adjusted gross income is less than approximately $115,020, you may qualify for the Homestead Credit Refund (also known as the “Circuit Breaker” refund). This program, which has existed since the 1970s, is intended to reduce tax burdens for homeowners with relatively low incomes and relatively high property tax burdens. Some important facts about this program are summarized below.
If your total property taxes increase by more than 12 percent and more than $100 from one year to the next, you may qualify for a state refund equal to a portion of the increase. There is no income limit for this refund.
To determine eligibility and refund amounts, complete Minnesota tax form M1PR.
If you are 65 years or older and have a household income of $60,000 or less, you may be eligible to defer a portion of the property taxes on your home, through the Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral Program. The program: