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Office of the State Auditor’s CTAS Page The Office of the Minnesota State Auditor distributes the Small City and Town Accounting System (CTAS), to assist towns in accounting tasks and submitting financial records to the Office of the State Auditor. Information includes: CTAS 8 Order Form, Videos and Documents to get started, CTAS User Manual, Uniform Chart of Accounts, Tax Tables and FAQs.

BSO Tutorial for Tax Year 2018 Guide from Social Security Administration on filling out W-2 forms.

F1000-Contributions-and-Donations.pdf (Document Number: F 1000)
A description of the need for statutory authority to make contributions and a list of authorized contributions. (6 pages) (Revised: May 2024)

F1500-Resolution-Accepting-Donations.pdf (Document Number: F 1500)
Sample Resolution for a Township to accept donations. (1 pages) (Revised: May 2024)

F2000-Claim-Form.pdf (Document Number: F 2000)
Sample of the form that can be used to make a claim for payment against the town. (1 page) (Revised: May 2024)

F3000-Statutory-Financial-Requirements.pdf (Document Number: F 3000)
An overview of the statutes towns must follow regarding dealing with banks, making investments, and paying claims. (13 pages) (Revised: May 2024)

F4000_Special-Assessments.pdf (Document Number: F 4000)
This guide provides an overview of the special assessment process as set forth in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 429. An outline of the steps required to be followed, a discussion of financing options, and sample forms are included. (25 pages) (Revised: November 2013)

F6000-Public-Finance-and-borrowing.pdf (Document Number: F 6000)
An overview of the types of financing and borrowing available to townships. (13 pages) (Revised: May 2024)

F700: See details below.

F8000-Township-Investment-Issues.pdf (Document Number: F 8000)
Presentation regarding investments for Townships. (27 pages) (Revised: June 2010)

Township Chart of Accounts Including Detail Account Definitions

Document F7000

Intended to be used with the CTAS program, this list describes different fund types, revenues, assets, expenses, and other items.

Uniform Chart of Accounts (Revised: February 2012)

CTAS Chart of Accounts (Revised April 2024)

These documents are not available through www.mntownships.org . You can view the Chart of Accounts on the State Auditor’s CTAS Page. It is found under the sub-heading “Training + Guidance” – CTAS – CTAS Documents.

Office of the Minnesota State Auditor Julie Blaha | Office of the State Auditor (OSA)