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Bismarck Tribune Endorses Ryan Rauschenberger

On Nov. 4, voters will decide who the next elected tax commissioner will be. Incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger and challenger Jason Astrup are both seeking to be elected to the position for the first time. Libertarian candidate Anthony Mangnall also is on the ballot.

Rauschenberger Proposes $1.357 Billion Property Tax Relief Plan

A $200,000 home would receive an approximate average of $2,000 in annual property tax savings

Bismarck, ND – North Dakota State Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger, today, released a comprehensive three-part property tax relief plan. The plan will boost state funded property tax relief from $857 million to $1.357 billion in the next biennium. “As Deputy Tax Commissioner, I worked closely with legislators in the two last sessions to champion state funded property tax relief,” said Rauschenberger. “The plan we released today will build upon the success those programs provided and reduce the total local property tax burden by over 50%.”

Help Kickstart Ryan’s Campaign

Join us Wednesday next week to kickstart Ryan Rauschenbergers’s campaign for Tax Commissioner!

Rauschenberger Campaign Kick Off
Wed., March 26, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Kent Satrang: Impressed with Rauschenberger

On Feb. 5, I attended a press conference where Ryan Rauschenberger announced his desire to continue as our North Dakota tax commissioner. I was pleasantly surprised that most of those attending were young people. I could see their support for their friend, a depth of knowledge of issues and the resolve of their passion for economic growth for our state.

As an industry proponent for the Bakken oil fields and for corn and soybean farmers, I met Ryan many years ago through his work as an energy manager with the Commerce Department. I was impressed with his maturity, his ideas and with his passion to help both our energy and ag sectors.

N.D. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger to launch campaign for Republican Party nomination

Ryan Rauschenberger, North Dakota Tax Commissioner, will launch his campaign for the Republican Party’s nomination for North Dakota Tax Commissioner at stops in Bismarck and Fargo on Wednesday, February 5 and Minot and Grand Forks on Thursday, February 6.

Rauschenberger has served as North Dakota Tax Commissioner since his appointment by Governor Dalrymple effective January 1, 2014. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Tax Commissioner from July 2009 through December 2013.

Column: Tax figures show vibrant N.D. economy

By Ryan Rauschenberger, Tax Commissioner – The Tax Department released sales tax figures this month that again show a vibrant economy for our state. Third-quarter taxable sales, a broad measure of the state’s prosperity, grew 2.4 percent over the huge growth we experienced during the same quarter in 2012 and 2011.

We are seeing growth across the state, not only in the West. Fargo was up 4.05 percent, Grand Forks was up 3.79 percent and West Fargo was up 7.9 percent.

Pace has slowed, but taxable sales still growing

BISMARCK, N.D. – Record increases in taxable sales have sated as oil and gas development has slowed from its booming pace a year ago.

North Dakota’s taxable sales continue on their multi-quarter up-but-not-way-up trend with oil and construction purchases leading the charge toward a steadier growth rate.

North Dakota’s numbers are good

How good is North Dakota’s economy?

Between 2006 and the end of 2012, the number of tax returns increased from 339,000 to 440,090. The total reported income, for the same years, increased from $14.6 billion to $29 billion. And the state’s population reached an all-time high of more than 700,000 residents.

Number of ND millionaires jumps

BISMARCK — The number of people reporting seven-figure incomes in oil-rich North Dakota nearly doubled last year and residents’ average incomes rose 22 percent to an all-time high, boosted by the state’s booming oil economy, state tax officials said.

“It was a really strong 2012, not only in oil but agriculture across the entire state,” Deputy Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said Wednesday.