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MN 13th for Taxes Collected, 15th for Spending Per Capita
twin cities business ^ | 9-27-12 | Nataleeya Boss

Posted on 10/02/2012 4:51:49 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

Minnesota had the 13th-highest state and local taxes per capita in the nation in 2010—and the 15th-highest state and local government spending per person, according to a Minnesota Taxpayers Association (MTA) report released Wednesday. The state’s ranking for total taxes collected remained unchanged from 2008 and 2009.

Minnesota’s state and local governments collected $4,587 per person in taxes in 2010—up about 0.6 percent from 2009 and higher than the national average of $4,105. Total tax collection per $1,000 of income totaled $110, the 15th-highest in the nation and more than the $105 national average, the report found.

But Minnesota was also in the top tier of states for spending per capita. It had the 15th-highest state and local government spending per person, which totaled $8,848 in 2010. It ranked in the middle—25th among all states—for amount spent per $1,000 of income.

The state’s spending on public welfare programs per capita was the fifth-highest, and it ranked 10th in spending per capita in both natural resources/parks and highways.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: mn; spending; taxes; welfare
Here are some other highlights from the 40-page report:

•Minnesota’s state and local individual income tax collections were the eighth highest among all states in terms of amount collected per person—which totaled $1,216; the U.S. average was nearly $842 in 2010.

•Corporate income tax collected per capita decreased 8.1 percent between 2009 and 2010, dropping to nearly $136—and the state’s national ranking in that category also dropped two spots to 13th-highest. The national average corporate income tax collected per capita was $134.

•The state’s property tax collections and sales tax collections per capita were both below the national averages and were the 21st- and 28th-highest in the nation, respectively.

1 posted on 10/02/2012 4:51:59 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Minnesota liberals love every tax-and-spend program that comes along.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 5:07:05 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: TurboZamboni

‘swhy we took our Yankee money and moved south.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 6:06:02 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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