Tax bill includes $29 million to reimburse Enbridge for overpayment of taxes

Lawmakers agreed to an amendment that would give counties one-time grants of up to $29.4 million to reimburse Enbridge for overcollection in taxes.

Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, and Hubbard were among those counties that collected property tax dollars from Enbridge for years, and a state court recently ruled that Enbridge overpaid.

‘The state assessed the property, and counties charged that the state over-valued the land parcels the pipelines lay in.

The tax bill also includes federal conformity for tax-exempt status on unemployment insurance and PPP loans, as well as $20 million a year in homeless aid to counties.

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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