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Governor Walz Proposes Major Tax increases

January 27, 2021

Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (DFL) proposes significant tax increases including:

  • New fifth income tax bracket with a tax rate of 10.85% for incomes over $500,000 (single) and $1 million (married filing jointly).  This would raise Minnesota taxes higher than New York and just under California and Hawaii.

  • Increase the corporate tax rate to 11.25% making Minnesota the second highest tax rate in the nation.

  • A new capital gains surcharge on individuals, trusts, and estates an additional 1.5% on capital gains and dividends on income over $500,000 to $1 million and 4% on income over $1 million.  As such, taxpayers earning more than $1 million would pay 14.85% on their capital gains (highest in the nation).

  • Taxing certain repatriated foreign income tax, retroactive to tax year 2016.

  • Increasing estate taxes by reducing the state tax exclusion at $2.7 million.

There has never been a better time to consider changing domicile.  Contact SALT Partners at 612-803-3539 if you are interested in changing your domicile. 

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