2013 Tax Bill Gives Minnesota Resorts a Helping Hand

By KBJR News 1

2013 Tax Bill Gives Minnesota Resorts a Helping Hand

May 30, 2013 Updated May 30, 2013 at 11:36 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The 2013 tax bill is giving Minnesota resorts a break by allowing owners a few extra weeks to pay their property taxes.

Senator Tom Saxhaug (DFL - Grand Rapids) says that due to the late ice out, the seasonal tourism industry has seen their spring cash flow stifled, especially during the fishing opener.

The measure is designed to alleviate the stress caused by the extended winter. Instead of a May 31 deadline for the first half of the year’s property taxes, it has been extended two weeks until June 15.

“This is a measure in response to the unseasonably long winter and cold spring,” said Senator Saxhaug. “These are responsible, hard working folks whose livelihoods depend on the weather. When we have unusual weather like we did the past few months, it is appropriate for the state to step in and provide relief.”

The Senator went on to say that resort operators and other tourism industry workers should not have to suffer due to circumstances that were beyond their control.

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