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The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) offered tax increment financing (TIF) training for development authorities that have TIF districts or are considering the use of TIF. The training was offered via webinar on July 16th and July 21st of 2020. A recording of the webinar is available. To go to the video, please click on the link below (please note: we are not able to offer CPE credit for watching this video recording):

2020 TIF Authority Training Video

To address concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this training program was adapted to a webinar format for 2020, instead of in-person trainings throughout the state.

There were two live sessions presented for no cost during the month of July 2020.

Thursday, July 16th
9:30am - 12:00pm

Tuesday, July 21st

To view a printable PDF of the original training announcement, please click here:

2020 TIF Authority Training Flyer

Learning Objectives

The training is designed to help staff and consultants of development authorities better understand the basic principles and workings of TIF, its numerous laws and limitations, the responsibilities of authorities and their municipalities, and recommended practices.


-Introduction to TIF (what it is, how it works, theory, district types)
-Creating TIF Districts (process, options, implications to consider)
-Survey of Laws and Limitations (history, any recent changes)
-Decertification of TIF Districts (process and obligations)
-Compliance Tips (recommended practices to avoid problems)

About the Presenter

Jason Nord is the Director of the TIF Division of the Office of the State Auditor. He has worked with TIF and property taxes for 24 years at the MN Department of Revenue and the Office of the State Auditor.

CPE Credit Information

Recommended CPE credits: 2.5
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic

Registration and participation in the live webinar is required for credit. No CPE credit is granted for watching the recording. State boards of accountancy have final authority on acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

This session is subject to cancellation due to technical failure or unforeseen circumstances. Partial CPE credit may be awarded if the training is unable to be completed in these circumstances. Please contact for complaint resolution or any questions.

Please contact us with any questions at (651) 296-4716 or

For individuals who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Hayley Rowan at (651) 296-4716 or (800) 627-3529 (TTY).