This site provides information for taxpayers of Independent School District 272 – Eden Prairie, regarding how the district’s proposed operating referendum and capital project levy 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.


About the Referendum

The district will hold a special election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 seeking voter approval of two ballot questions.

QUESTION 1 would revoke the school district’s existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,815.27 per pupil, and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $2,075.27 per pupil.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years beginning with taxes payable in 2023, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

QUESTION 2 would renew the school district’s existing capital project levy authorization of 6.5285470% times the net tax capacity of the school district, which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2024. The money raised by the capital project levy authorization will be used to cover costs related to school district technology, including the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, software licenses, computers, improved technology equipment, and the acquisition of buses. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $9,357,728 for taxes payable in 2025, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years.  The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $93,577,280.

For more information on how these funds would be used, view the District’s website.


Impact on Property Taxes

Approval of ballot question 1 would result in a property tax increase beginning with taxes payable in 2023, and the referendum levies would remain in place for 10 years.

Approval of ballot question 2 would renew the districts existing capital project levy beginning with taxes payable in 2025, and the referendum levies would remain in place for 10 years.

To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot question on your taxes, follow the instructions below or view sample property types and values here.

 

Your 2023 taxes will be based on the 2022 Estimated Market Value (EMV), which was provided on the “Notice of Valuation and Classification” mailed by your county in March. You can review the current value for taxes payable in 2022 using that “Notice of Valuation and Classification,” contact your county and ask for the 2022 EMV for taxes payable in 2023, or follow the instructions below to look up your 2022 EMV on your county’s website.

Hennepin County
Property Tax Information - (612) 348-3011

Click on the link below, scroll down to the “Online Search” section and select the criteria by which you would like to search to find your parcel. The current year valuation is the 2022 Assessment (For Taxes Payable 2023). Be sure to use the total value and reference the value listed as “Estimated market value” in the calculator below.

Hennepin County Property Search


ONLINE CALCULATORS: ESTIMATING TAX IMPACT

Residential Homestead Property

If you own a RESIDENTIAL HOMESTEAD property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.

Enter only whole numbers to the nearest dollar
(no dollar signs, commas, or decimals).
Apartments and Residential Non-Homestead Property

If you own APARTMENTS AND/OR RESIDENTIAL NON-HOMESTEAD property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.

Enter only whole numbers to the nearest dollar
(no dollar signs, commas, or decimals).
Commercial / Industrial Property

If you own COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL property, enter the Estimated Market Value below to see the estimated tax impact.

Enter only whole numbers to the nearest dollar
(no dollar signs, commas, or decimals).

There are certain Minnesota Tax Credits and Deferrals that may affect certain property owners’ situations. They include:

Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund

If your household income is less than approximately $119,790, 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.

  • Available each year to owners of homestead property
  • Applies only to the taxes attributable to the house, garage, and one acre on agricultural homestead property
  • Available to all owners of residential homestead and agricultural homestead property with household incomes of less than $119,790
  • Refund is on a sliding scale, based on your income and your total property tax burden
  • The maximum refund is $2,930
  • Also available to renters
  • To determine eligibility and refund amounts, complete Minnesota tax form M1PR
Special Property Tax Refund

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.

Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral

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:

  • Limits the maximum amount of property tax you pay to 3 percent of your total household income
  • Provides predictability; the amount of tax you pay will not change for as long as you participate in this program