This site provides information for taxpayers of Independent School District 682 – Roseau, regarding how the district’s proposed 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 on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 seeking voter approval of two ballot questions.
QUESTION 1 would authorize the district to issue up to $36,990,000 for acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities including:
QUESTION 2 would authorize the district to issue up to $3,770,000 for acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities including:
Question 2 is contingent on Question 1, meaning it can only pass if Question 1 is approved by voters.
For more information on how these funds would be used, return to the District’s Referendum website.
Approval of the ballot questions would result in a property tax increase beginning with taxes payable in 2021, and the debt service tax levies would remain in place for 25 years. To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot questions on your 2021 taxes, follow the instructions below or view sample property types and values here.
Please note the estimated tax impact is calculated using the current school building bond agricultural credit as well as debt service equalization aid. This is the estimated net tax impact.
Your 2021 taxes will be based on the 2020 Estimated Market Value (EMV), which will be 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 and enter in your search criteria. On the results screen, click on your parcel number. Then under the “Property Value Information” section, click on your most recent year’s tax statement. Use the value listed as “Estimated Market Value” for the most current year in the calculator below.
Click on the link below, select “Agree” on the pop-up, then enter in your search criteria. The search results may show up with options, if so, click on your parcel. Otherwise, it will direct you straight to your parcel information. Once there, click on the link under “Property Record Card 20XX (Assessor)”. On the PDF that pops up, in the middle of the page under “Valuation Records”, use the value listed as “Total” in the far left column in the calculator below. If you still are unsure the correct value, call your county and ask for your Estimated Market Value.
This property tax credit originally took effect with property taxes payable in 2018. For taxes payable in 2021, the credit reduces taxes for owners of agricultural property in an amount equivalent to 55% of the taxes attributable to school district debt service for all agricultural property, except for the house, garage, and one acre. This credit is directly deducted from property taxes owed and applies to debt service levies for all types of existing and future bonds for construction and renovation projects. For taxes payable in 2018 and 2019, the credit was equivalent to 40%. The State is phasing in an increase to the credit: it was 50% for taxes payable in 2020, and it will be 55% for taxes payable in 2021, 60% for taxes payable in 2022, and for taxes payable 2023 and later the credit will be 70%. The credit is paid through an open and standing appropriation, which means that no action by the Legislature is required each year for this credit to be paid from the state general fund. The credit is automatically deducted on the tax statement and is included in the tax impact estimates provided by Ehlers.
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: