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Thank you for your interest in the Small City and Town Accounting System (CTAS). This system is designed to keep the accounting records of small cities and towns on a personal computer and to assist the user in bookkeeping tasks. The State Auditor's Office is dedicated to continued improvements in accuracy, uniformity, timeliness and dependability of financial records and reporting. Through the use of the CTAS system, we can assist the smaller local units of government with their bookkeeping and financial reporting.

For more information about CTAS, or to receive e-mails with CTAS user news and information, call (651) 296-6262 or e-mail: ctas@auditor.state.mn.us.

CTAS Version 8 Rewrite

CTAS Version 8 Fact Sheet (includes timeline) (pdf, 41k)

Order form for CTAS Version 8 (pdf, 43k)

CTAS Rewrite E-Update Archive


CTAS Version 7.0.14 (most current version) (.exe, 16.1 M)


CTAS Version 7 User Manual

CTAS Version 7 Downloading and Installation Instructions (pdf, 41k)

Version 7 Enhancements (pdf, 43k)

2014 Tax Tables (pdf, 78k)

2013 Tax Tables (pdf, 59k)

List of CTAS Check Vendors (pdf, 10k)

CTAS Newsletters

Related Accounting Manuals

Chart of Accounts (pdf, 238k)

CTAS Chart of Accounts (October, 2014) (pdf, 33k)

Chart of Accounts, Town Edition (pdf, 80k)

Abridged Chart of Accounts (pdf, 66k)

Reporting and Publishing Requirements - City Audited Financial Statements (pdf, 542k)

Reporting and Publishing Requirements - Cash Basis of Accounting (pdf, 149k)

Accounting Manual for Small Cities and Towns (pdf, 361k)

Online Training

The Office of the State Auditor has recorded an online training to assist with use of CTAS Version 7. When you click on the link below, you will be brought to a web page with a video player. Click on the white triangle in the center of the player and the webinar will begin playing.

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