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August 2013

Tax Resources

When was Minnesota’s first motor vehicle registration tax imposed? What Minnesota cities have authorized a local sales tax? How does Minnesota’s personal income tax rate compare to other states? Librarians at the Legislative Library have a number of resources available that help us answer questions related to state and local taxes. Some of these sources focus on Minnesota while others provide 50-state tax information. Here are a few that we rely on for current and historical tax data:

Focus on Minnesota:

Minnesota Tax Handbook: A Profile of State and Local Taxes in Minnesota. MN Dept. of Revenue.

Minnesota Tax Incidence Study. MN Dept. of Revenue.

Minnesota compared to other states:

Comparison of Individual Income Tax Burdens by State. Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence

Facts & Figures: How Does Your State Compare? Tax Foundation.

How Does Minnesota Compare? Minnesota Center for Public Finance Research.

In addition, legislative researchers can access the CCH Internet Tax Research Network, a comprehensive resource on taxation and tax laws that provides access to tax journals, the latest tax news, court cases, and the State Tax Guide, a source of detailed, current information on the tax laws of every state.

Finally, the Minnesota Legislature’s House Research Department and the Minnesota Department of Revenue provide numerous publications and data related to specific taxes and tax policy.

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Abortion

Induced Abortions in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 2013. HQ767.5.U6 R45 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0896.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 407 Art. 10 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 145.4134)
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 14 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 6

Agriculture

Dairy Market Statistics, Annual Summary. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. May 2013. Ref HD9275.U3 D315 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Crime & Corrections

A Matter of Life and Death: 2012 Year End Report. Domestic Fatality Review Team.  HV6626.22.H46 M38 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0957.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 59 Art. 2 Sec. 2 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 611A.203)
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 216 Art. 2 Sec. 27

Disability Issues

Putting Olmstead's Promise into Practice: Minnesota's Olmstead Plan. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. June 2013. HV1555.M6 M557 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0923.

Economic Development

Annual Report Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (Region 6W). July 2013. HT393 .M62 U62x 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0948.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462.393 Subd. 1

Education-Higher

Charting the Future: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: Draft Report of the Strategic Workgroups. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. June 19, 2013. LA310.5 .M564 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0922.

Evalulation of the Summer Transition Grant Program: Report to the Legislature. Minn. Office of Higher Education. July 19, 2013. LB2351.3.M6 E83 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0938.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 95 Art. 2 Sec. 5 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 135A.61 Subd. 3)

Getting Financial Aid. College Board Publications. 2013. Ref LB2342 .G48 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

University of Minnesota Administrative Services Benchmarking and Diagnostic Study. University of Minnesota. June 12, 2013. LD3322.9 .U54 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0889.

Education-K-12

Larson, Lisa. Short Subjects: Minnesota's New High School Assessments. Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. July 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Energy Issues

Profiles of Green Training Projects Around Minnesota. Governor's Workforce Development Council. May 2013. HD9502.5.C543 U65 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0888.

Environment/Natural Resources

Chemicals of High Concern Report. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 1, 2013. TD196.C45 C44 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0942.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 37 Art. 1 Sec. 48 (Minn. Stat. 116.9402)

Ethnic Minorities

Financial Audit Division Report: Councils on: Chicano/Latino People, Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Black Minnesotans, Indian Affairs: Financial Review. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. July 11, 2013. HJ9865 .A27 no. 13-16. Minn. Publication 13-0916.
Mandated by: 2012 Minn. Laws Chap. 278 Art. 1 Sec. 5

Governing/Government-Federal

Congressional Quarterly Almanac. CQ Roll Call. 2013. Ref JK1.C66 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Governing/Government-Local

Local Government Lobbying Services. Office of the State Auditor. July 17, 2013. JK6174.5 .L64 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0939.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.76

Municipal Year Book. International City/County Management Association. 2013. Ref JS344.C5 A24 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Governing/Government-State

Financial Audit Division Report: Councils on: Chicano/Latino People, Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Black Minnesotans, Indian Affairs: Financial Review. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. July 11, 2013. HJ9865 .A27 no. 13-16. Minn. Publication 13-0916.
Mandated by: 2012 Minn. Laws Chap. 278 Art. 1 Sec. 5

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Health Internal Control and Compliance Audit. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. June 28, 2013. HJ9865 .A27 no. 13-13. Minn. Publication 13-0900.

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Human Services Federal Compliance Audit. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. July 11, 2013. HJ9865 .A27 no. 13-15. Minn. Publication 13-0917.

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Management and Budget Federal Compliance Audit. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. July 25, 2013. HJ9865 .A27 no. 13-18. Minn. Publication 13-0947.

Government Finance

2014 Minnesota Capital Budget Requests. Minn. Management & Budget. July 15, 2013. Ref HJ11 .M6425d 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0956.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.11 Subd. 1
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Fiscal Survey of States. National Association of State Budget Officers. 2013. Ref HJ275 .N32a 2013 Spring.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Minnesota County Budgets: Summary Budget Data Together with Revised Summary Budget Data. Office of the State Auditor. April 12, 2013. HJ9011.M6 M565 2012/2013. Minn. Publication 13-0937.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.75

Health Care

Cancer Facts and Figures. American Cancer Society. 2013. Ref RC261.A1 A213 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Medical Education and Research Cost (MERC) Grant Distribution. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 2013. R746.M6 M47 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0919.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 245 Art. 2 Sec. 10 (Minn. Stat. 62J.692 Subd. 5)

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: MinnesotaCare Provider Taxes (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. July 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Cleveland, Emily. Short Subjects: Minors' Consent for Health Care (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. June 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Grob, Rachel. Testing Baby: The Transformation of Newborn Screening, Parenting, and Policymaking. Rutgers University Press. 2011. RJ255.5 .G76 2011.

Housing & Real Estate

Annual Livable Communities Fund Distribution Plan. Metropolitan Council. March 20, 2013. HT168.T9 M49 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0952.
Mandated by: 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 255 Art. 1 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 473.25)

Labor & Employment Issues

Contracts for Janitorial, Rehabilitation, and Extended Employment Provider Services. Minn. Dept. of Administration. May 23, 2013. HD5713.6.U62 C67 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0946.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 266 Sec. 1 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 16C.155)

Minnesota's Workers' Compensation Assigned Risk Plan Financial Statements Together With Independent Auditors' Report. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. June 19, 2013. HD7103.65.U62 M58 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0918.

Legislatures

Minnesota Senate Staff Directory. Minn. Legislature - Minn. Senate. March 15, 2013. JK6176 .M558 2013.

New Laws: A Summary of the 2013 Session. Minn. House of Representatives - Minn. House Public Information Services. July 2013. KFM5415 .S46 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0945.

Shepard, Mark. Reports Mandated by the 2013 Legislature. Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. June 2013. H62.M55x 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0899.

Minnesota History

Minnesota Today. Minn. Dept. of Economic Development. 1968. F610 .M48 1968. Minn. Publication 13-0927.

Parks and Recreation

Annual Use Estimate of the Metropolitan Regional Parks System. Metropolitan Council. July 2013. SB482 .M62 T925 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0935.

Public Utilities

Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association Membership Directory. Minn. Municipal Utilities Association. 2013. Ref HD2767.M6 M54 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Public Welfare

Minnesota Family Investment Program Annualized Self-Support Index and Work Participation Rate. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. July 2013. HV98.M6 M565 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0961.

Regional Governance

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Metropolitan Council. June 2013. HT394.T9 M47dx 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0964.

Substance Abuse

Cleveland, Emily. Short Subjects: Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007. Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. June 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Taxation

Biggerstaff, Andrew and Joel Michael. Short Subjects: Alcoholic Beverage Taxes (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. July 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Biggerstaff, Andrew and Joel Michael. Short Subjects: Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Taxes and Fees (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. July 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Corporate Franchise Tax: Foreign Source Income Provisions. Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. July 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Estate and Inheritance Taxation: An Overview of Taxes in the States (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. August 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Biggerstaff, Andrew. Short Subjects: Mortgage and Deed Taxes: An Overview (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. July 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Single Sales Apportionment of Corporate Franchise Tax (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. July 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Biggerstaff, Andrew. Short Subjects: the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013. Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. July 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: The Minnesota Estate Tax (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. August 2013. HN79.M6 S56 2013.

Transportation

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Metropolitan Airports Commission. Metropolitan Airports Commission. 2013. HE9813.M6 M563 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0864.

Wildlife & Hunting

Citizen Oversight Report on Game and Fish Fund Expenditures. Game and Fish Fund Budgetary Oversight Committee. June 2013. SK411 .G363 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0926.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 97A.055 Subd. 4b

Minnesota Trapper Education Manual. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. July 2012. SK283.6.U6 M57 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0924.

New Periodicals

Capitol Research. Irregular
Examines trends and issues in demographics, state economies, information technology, critical infrastructure and federal-state relations.

Capitol Facts & Figures. Irregular
State by state examinations on issues affecting state governments.

Mandated Reports

2014 Minnesota Capital Budget Requests. Minn. Management & Budget. July 15, 2013. Ref HJ11 .M6425d 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0956.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.11 Subd. 1
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

A Matter of Life and Death: 2012 Year End Report. Domestic Fatality Review Team.  HV6626.22.H46 M38 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0957.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 59 Art. 2 Sec. 2 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 611A.203)
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 216 Art. 2 Sec. 27

Annual Livable Communities Fund Distribution Plan. Metropolitan Council. March 20, 2013. HT168.T9 M49 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0952.
Mandated by: 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 255 Art. 1 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 473.25)

Annual Report Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (Region 6W). July 2013. HT393 .M62 U62x 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0948.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462.393 Subd. 1

Chemicals of High Concern Report. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 1, 2013. TD196.C45 C44 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0942.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 37 Art. 1 Sec. 48 (Minn. Stat. 116.9402)

Citizen Oversight Report on Game and Fish Fund Expenditures. Game and Fish Fund Budgetary Oversight Committee. June 2013. SK411 .G363 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0926.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 97A.055 Subd. 4b

Contracts for Janitorial, Rehabilitation, and Extended Employment Provider Services. Minn. Dept. of Administration. May 23, 2013. HD5713.6.U62 C67 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0946.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 266 Sec. 1 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 16C.155)

Evalulation of the Summer Transition Grant Program: Report to the Legislature. Minn. Office of Higher Education. July 19, 2013. LB2351.3.M6 E83 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0938.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 95 Art. 2 Sec. 5 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 135A.61 Subd. 3)

Financial Audit Division Report: Councils on: Chicano/Latino People, Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Black Minnesotans, Indian Affairs: Financial Review. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. July 11, 2013. HJ9865 .A27 no. 13-16. Minn. Publication 13-0916.
Mandated by: 2012 Minn. Laws Chap. 278 Art. 1 Sec. 5

Induced Abortions in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 2013. HQ767.5.U6 R45 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0896.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 407 Art. 10 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 145.4134)
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 14 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 6

Local Government Lobbying Services. Office of the State Auditor. July 17, 2013. JK6174.5 .L64 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0939.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.76

Medical Education and Research Cost (MERC) Grant Distribution. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 2013. R746.M6 M47 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0919.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 245 Art. 2 Sec. 10 (Minn. Stat. 62J.692 Subd. 5)

Minnesota County Budgets: Summary Budget Data Together with Revised Summary Budget Data. Office of the State Auditor. April 12, 2013. HJ9011.M6 M565 2012/2013. Minn. Publication 13-0937.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.75

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