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Sales Tax Breakdown

Fargo 7.5% (includes 5% state and .0500% Cass County)
Moorhead  6.875% (includes 6.875% state and 0% Clay County)
West Fargo 7.5% (includes 5% state and .0500% Cass County)

Reginal Tax Rates

Regional Tax Rates
Source: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, November 2014.

Moorhead has a lower sales tax than more than 96% of other cities in the state and groceries and clothing are exempt from Moorhead and Minnesota state slaes taxes.

In North Dakota, taxable sales and purchases increased more than 11% throughout the second quarter of 2014 compared to 2013. Fargo contributeed a total of $707 million in taxable sales and purchases during the second quarter of 2014 compared to $670 million in 2013. North Dakota's total taxable sales and purchases for the second quarter of 2014 were $7.029 billion, an increase of $716.7 million compared to the same months in 2013, when taxable sales and purchases were $6.312 billion.
Source: Office of State Tax Commissioner, October 2014.


State Business Tax Climate Index Ranks and Component Tax Ranks

State Overall
Corporate Tax
Income Tax
Sales Tax
Property Tax
Iowa 41 49 32 23 38
Minnesota 47 44 46 37 34
North Dakota 25 19 36 20 2
South Dakota 2 1 1 35 18
Wisconsin 43 33 43 14 31

Source: 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index, taxfoundation.org/maps

State Individual Income Taxes

State Individual Income Tax

California 1.0% to 12.3%
Georgia 1.0% to 6.0%
Iowa 0.36% to 8.98%
Minnesota 5.35 % to 9.85 %
North Dakota 1.221 % to 3.22 %

*Neither state has an inheritance or gift tax.
Source: taxadmin.org.

Residential Property Tax

Property tax rates in both Cass and Clay County are determined using the market value of an assessed peroperty. Rates may vary depending on the municipality, property type and jurisdiction levy. You can see how property taxs are collected on a specific piece of property online at www.casscountynd.gov and www.lmc.org.

Based on $100,000 home
Fargo $1,290
Moorhead $1,087
West Fargo $1,338
Source: Clay County Auditor's Office, Cass County Auditor's Office, November 2014.

Questions about your taxes? Contact the local assessor's office:
Fargo 701.241.1340  www.cityoffargo.com
Moorhead 218.299.5310  www.cityofmoorhead.com
West Fargo 701.433.5340  www.westfargond.gov

More in-depth tax information is available from the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation.

Average Property Taxes
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