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State tax shift will hit locally

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Almost every taxpayer in the state of Minnesota will face increased property taxes next year - even before any tax changes made by counties, cities and school districts - thanks to a tax shift approved by the state legislature in July.


During this year's legislative session, the legislature eliminated a tax break called the Homestead Market Value Credit (HMVC) and replaced it with the Homestead Market Value Exclusion (HMVE).

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.