Minnesotans Pay Too Much In Taxes

Jan 12, 2016 by AFP

When I see I’ve been overcharged, I expect a refund. But apparently when it comes to our state government, things aren’t always that simple.

A recent report showed that the Minnesota Department of Revenue is sitting on nearly $2 billion of hard-earned taxpayer money thanks to a larger-than-expected budget surplus. The question now becomes what will state lawmakers do with all the extra cash.

The best option? Returning it to the taxpayers who earned it and, in the process, reforming Minnesota’s broken tax code.

Minnesota ranks fourth-worst in tax climate in the entire country. We are surpassed only by New York, California and New Jersey, hardly great company to be keeping when it comes to our taxes. Our top tax rate is 85 percent higher than the national average. Frankly, it’s time for a change.

Read State Director Jason Flohrs’ full article in Duluth News Tribune.