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Taxation of Leased Land

At their March 18, 2008 meeting, the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners passed a
resolution requesting that the Department of Revenue Directive on Taxation of federal, state,
county and city leases be delayed to allow the Legislature to review this issue in the following
two areas:

1. The section directing Assessors to value the land as if it were owned by the lessee in fee
simple, with no restrictions or covenants. This directive will subject the lessee to a tax that is far
greater than their ownership interest in the property.

2. The unfairness of granting tax exempt status to state land leased under section 92.46 while all
other government leased land is subject to tax as if the lessee owned it in fee simple.

This resolution has been sent to the Minnesota Department of Revenue and all area State
legislators. Citizens wishing to contact their legislator on this issue, may use the information below to do so.

A full copy of the Department of Revenue directive is posted on the Assessor's Department
website which you may access by clicking here.

Rep. Tom Rukavina

477 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

651-296-0170

Sen. Vyonne Prettner Solon

G-9 Capitol Building

75  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

651-296-4188

Sen. David Tomassoni

317 Capitol Building

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

651-296-8017

Sen. Thomas Bakk

226 Capitol Building

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

651-296-8881

Rep. Mary Murphy

343 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

651-296-2676

Rep. Tony Sertich

459 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

651-296-0172

Rep. David Dill

571 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

651-296-2190

Sen. Tony Lourey

205 Capitol Building

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

651-296-0293

Rep. Bill Hilty

559 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

 651-296-4308

Rep. Thomas Huntley

585 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

651-296-2228

Rep. Mike Jaros

583 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul MN   55155

651-296-4246


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