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Minnesotans for a Fair Property Tax


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Minnesotans for a Fair Property Tax is dedicated to putting a stop to aggressive taxation by local governments and to fixing a property tax system that is flawed.

We advocate keeping property taxes affordable for all homeowners at all income levels.

As most people agree, tax increases that become unaffordable is an unfair practice and we are determined to eliminate this consequence of the property tax system.

Our mission is:

  • To educate homeowners and taxpayers about the property tax system.
  • To advocate for property tax reform.
  • To support those who protest agressive tax increases by local governments.
  • To propose legislation to improve the property tax system for homeowners.

Join us in our efforts and help people stay in their homes.

Keep property taxes affordable for all homeowners.

Keep property taxes affordable.

Hold property tax increases and keep property taxes affordable for all homeowners at all income levels.

The government should not decide how long you can live in your home.

Due to the wild speculation of the recent housing bubble, property values do not correspond with a property owner’s income.

The bank can’t change the terms of your mortgage just because your house has increased in value

Why should the government?

Every year, hundreds of hard working, tax paying, citizens - who have paid their mortgage, raised their children, supported their schools, police precincts, and fire departments, and have been a valuable part of the community for decades, are being forced from their homes because their property taxes exceed their ability to pay.

In many cases, homeowners are forced to pay 30% or 40% or even 50% or more of their household income for property taxes.

This number is growing and it is unacceptable.

Are you going to lose your home because of unaffordable property taxes?

Every year, there are Minnesota property-owners that are forced to sell their homes because they can no longer afford their property taxes.

Please Show You Support in our effort to reform the system.
And here is how you can Take Action




Here's an Example of What We Mean:
The Rybak Property Tax Plan

Minnesotans for a Fair Property Tax - The Rybak

Slide 31 Mayor's 2010 Recommended Budget Presentation to the Board of Estimate and Taxation; Patrick Born, Minneapolis Chief Financial Officer; Wednesday August 26, 2009. (The entire 2010 budget presentation can be seen by clicking here. And here is the entire Minneapolis budget package.)

“High taxes are putting Minneapolis at risk of losing its middle class — and that risk will intensify if the BET does not more effectively stand up for taxpayers’ interests.” ( StarTribune Editorial, November 4, 2009)

“Minneapolis must be proactive in aggressively holding costs and limiting any further property tax increases beyond cost-of-living. 7% increases are unacceptable, unsustainable, unrealistic and will destroy the residential fabric of the city!.” (Resident David Sadler Testimony at Minneapolis City Council Ways & Means Committee, November 19, 2009)

What will be your taxes?

Enter your 2009 property tax amount below and see what it will be!
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What can you do?

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Minnesotans for a Fair Property Tax