This site provides information for taxpayers of Independent School District 200 – Hastings, regarding how the district’s proposed 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.
The district will hold a special election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 seeking voter approval of one ballot question.
QUESTION 1A proposes a capital project levy authorization of 3.593% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The revenue from the capital levy authorization will be used to provide funds for school district technology, including the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, software licenses, computers, technology infrastructure and equipment, technology systems related to security and operations, and to pay the costs of technology related personnel and training.
For more information on how these funds would be used, view the District’s website.
Approval of the Capital Project Levy ballot question would raise approximately $2,000,000 for taxes payable in 2024, the first year it is to be levied, and will be authorized for ten (10) years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $20,000,000.
To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot question on your 2024 taxes, follow the instructions below or view sample property types and values here.
Your 2024 taxes will be based on the 2023 Estimated Market Value (EMV), which was provided on the Notice of Valuation and Classification mailed by your county in March 2023.
Click on the link below, click on the pop up (must allow pop ups to see this screen) and enter in your search criteria. Your parcel information will show on the right hand side of your screen. Click the “Valuation Notice” link to view your 2023 values for taxes payable in 2024. Use the number listed as “Estimated Market Value” located in the top right under “Step 1″ in the calculator below.
Phone – (651) 385-3040
Click on the link below, select to search by parcel number or address, and then enter in your search criteria. On the search results screen, select your parcel. On the next screen, in the green “Information & Links” box, click to view your “2023 Valuation Notice.” Use the value listed as “Estimated Market Value” located within the “Step 1” gray box in the calculator below.
If your household income is less than approximately $128,280, 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 6 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 and the maximum refund is $2,500.
To determine eligibility and refund amounts, complete Minnesota tax form M1PR.
If you are 65 years or older and have a household income of $96,000 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:
The 2023 Legislature modified the requirements of this program by increasing the household income limit to $96,000. This new income limit is in effect for taxes payable in 2024 and later years.