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Tax Commission

Also known as:
Minnesota Tax Commission
Active dates:1907-
Function: To have and exercise general supervision over the administration of the assessment and taxation laws of the state, over assessors, town, county, and city boards of review and equalization and all other assessing officers in the performance of their duties.
Preceded by:
State Board of Equalization
History: The Minnesota Tax Commission was established in 1907, replacing the State Board of Equalization (Laws 1907 c408). The commission consisted of three members, each appointed by the governor for a term of six years. The commission's purpose was to supervise the administration of the assessment and taxation laws of the state; and the assessors, town, county and city boards of review and equalization. The commission was also required to advise and direct local assessors, to summon witnesses for investigations of tax matters, and to investigate the tax laws of other states. The commission was given all of the powers of the Board of Equalization, but the board continued to exist until January, 1909, for the purpose of reviewing, modifying, and revising acts of the commission as they related to the equalization and valuation of property assessed for taxation. All of the powers and duties of the tax commission were given to the Department of Taxation in 1939 and the commission was abolished (Laws 1939 c431).
Related to:
Membership: 3 members appointed by the governor.
Record last updated: 05/10/2010

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