Posted: Friday, 05 July 2013 11:03AM

Wheelage Tax



County commissioners across the state are considering wheelage taxes after the Legislature recently expanded the option beyond Twin Cities metro counties.
 
Julie Ring, legislative coordinator for the Association of Minnesota Counties, says Brown, Mower and Rice counties already have approved the new tax, revenues of which go to road repairs.
 
Winona County Commissioners declined to take action on a wheelage tax last month and Wabasha County Commissioners have delayed a decision for now.  The "wheelage tax" could be as high as $10 per car or truck and would be paid when drivers register their vehicles with the state each year.
 
The Duluth News Tribune reports Hennepin County will hold a public hearing on the tax Tuesday, with commissioners set to vote in mid-July.

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Locations : Hennepin CountyMinnesotaMowerRice
People : BrownJulie Ring
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