|Taxing Jurisdiction & Year Authorized||Rate||Approval required||Use of Revenues/Other Comments|
|Bloomington – 2008||0.5%
|City council must charter a special taxing district||The city of Bloomington is allowed to charter a special taxing district in the Mall of America area and impose a sales tax in the district to fund parking facilities and other public improvements related to the Mall of America Phase II. In 2010 the requirement that the rate be between 0.5% and 1.0% was modified to allow a rate below 0.5%. The tax has not yet been imposed and the authority has no expiration date.|
|Cloquet – 2011||0.5%||Voter approval at a general election||Fund up to $16.5 million in park and specified infrastructure improvements. If approved, the tax expires at the earlier of 30 years after imposition, or when revenues are sufficient to fund the authorized projects and associated bond costs.|
|Marshall – 2011||0.5%||Voter approval at a general election within two years||Fund up to $17.29 million in costs of an emergency response and industry training center and regional amateur sports center. The voters must vote on the two projects separately. If approved, the tax expires at the earlier of 15 years after imposition, or when revenues are sufficient to fund the authorized projects and associated bond costs.|
|Medford – 2011||0.5 %||Voter approval at the next general election||To repay up to $4.2 million in loans from the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority to improve the city’s water and wastewater treatment facilities. If approved, the tax expires at the earlier of 20 years after imposition, or when revenues are sufficient to repay the loans.
The content of this and any related posts has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Local Sales Taxes in Minnesota, written by legislative analyst Pat Dalton.
This is also part of a series of posts on local sales taxes in Minnesota.