ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state will refund up to $13.3 million to Minnesota car and truck owners whose registrations expired in June, officials said Monday.
The Legislature passed a law this session that reduced license tab fees beginning July 1, spurring a class action lawsuit on behalf of owners with June registration renewals.
"Revenue Commissioner Matt Smith and I felt that we'd much rather fund additional tax relief for Minnesotans than pay lawyers' fees," said Public Safety Commissioner Charlie Weaver. The lawsuit has been dismissed. Under the law, which went into effect July 1, taxes for the first registration renewal on passenger cars and trucks cannot exceed $189. Second and subsequent renewals have a cap of $99.
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