This site provides information for taxpayers of Independent School District 97 – Moose Lake, 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 8, 2022 seeking voter approval of one ballot question.
QUESTION 1 proposes a capital project levy authorization of 6.916% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $380,000 for taxes payable in 2023, 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 $3,800,000. The additional revenue from this authorization will provide funds for the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, software licenses, computers, improved technology equipment, networks, infrastructure, the costs of technology related personnel and training, and the purchase and replacement of school buses and school-related transportation vehicles.
For more information on how these funds would be used, view the District’s referendum website.
Approval of ballot QUESTION 1 would result in a property tax increase beginning with taxes payable in 2023 and the tax 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.
Click on the link below, enter in your search criteria and click, “Get Results”. Select your parcel from the results screen and use the value listed as, “Grand Total Value” in the calculator below.
Click on the link below, select, “Agree” on the pop up window (you may need to allow pop ups to see this screen) and enter in your search criteria and click, “Search”. Scroll down to the “Valuation” section and use the value listed under “2022 Assessment” as “Estimated Market Value” in the calculator below.
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.
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: