Taxes

Rep. Ilhan Omar Accused of Filing False Tax Returns

Omar filed joint tax returns with her current husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota campaign finance officials say that Rep. Ilhan Omar filed joint tax returns with her current husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board says Omar and her husband filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015. They weren’t…

Governor Doug Burgum Praises Work Of 66th Legislative Assembly

The North Dakota Legislature Adjourned The Session Friday Night On Day 76

BISMARCK, ND — Governor Doug Burgum says North Dakota is making strategic investments in its future, funding priorities and delivering citizens a conservative balanced budget without raising taxes. His comments come after the 66th Legislative Assembly adjourned its regular session Friday night. The legislature used 76 of their 80 allowed days. The budget includes about $4.8 billion in state general fund…

Farm Service Agency Workers Called Back To Reopen Offices Nationwide On Thursday

More than 9,700 FSA employees have been called back to work and they have been guaranteed backpay

FARGO, ND — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says all Farm Service Agency offices nationwide will reopen on Thursday. More than 9,700 FSA employees have been called back to work and they have been guaranteed backpay. Certain FSA offices had been providing limited services for existing loans and tax documents during the shutdown. Perdue also announced that the deadline to apply for…

Fargo Finance Director Outlines Several Options To Lower Special Assessments

The task force was formed after property owners complained about high tax bills

FARGO, N.D. — The Special Assessment Task Force takes a detailed look at the city of Fargo’s finances and spending. City Finance Director Kent Costin outlined nearly a dozen major and minor options to lower the cost of special assessments. That includes additional changes to reduce the cost share for taxpayers. It could also include incremental adjustments to replace assessment revenue,…

2019 Final Budget is Approved for Cass County: Totals Over $124 Million

The major increase in the amount levied and budgeted for the Capital Projects Fund is driven by two projects

FARGO, N.D. — The 2019 final budget for Cass County has been approved. The plan totals just over $124 million with a raise on the maximum mill levy on county property. The major increase in the amount levied and budgeted for the Capital Projects Fund is driven by two projects. The first is the joint juvenile project with Clay County…

The City of Fargo Special Assessment Task Force Holds Second Meeting

The task force focused on the legal perspective when it comes to constructing both new and existing infrastructure

FARGO– The City of Fargo Special Assessment Task Force held its second meeting this morning. The meeting started off with an in-depth presentation on the history of special assessments, including both the advantages and disadvantages. The task force focused on the legal perspective when it comes to constructing both new and existing infrastructure. The group discussed the need for legislator…

Johnson Discusses What He Would Do as Governor for Minnesota Ahead of the Primary Election

He says the state of Minnesota takes too much money from people for taxes so dialing those back would be his number one priority

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson is talking about what he would do as governor of Minnesota, just one day before Tuesday’s Primary Election. Johnson, who has the backing of the Republican Party and was the 2014 nominee for governor, says there are two major things he would focus on if elected. He says the state of Minnesota takes too much…

Fargo City Commissioners Agree To Revert To 70-30 Share On Special Assessments

The change means those paying the higher specials will see their assessment drop

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s special assessment structure is under fire by taxpayers and has become the number one issue leading up to the June election. City commissioners voted unanimously Monday to rescind the current cost share policy for street, water and sewer line projects. Commissioner Tony Grindberg offered the motion to revert to a 2013 policy that had taxpayers picking…

Bill matching state & federal tax codes passes MN House

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House has passed a bill matching the state’s tax code with new federal tax cuts. The GOP-backed proposal that cleared the House Monday includes modest income tax rate cuts for more than two million Minnesotans and a slight increase to the standard deduction. But it would also cause slight tax increases for some…