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Minnesota Program Eligibility

Through the Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter’s Property Tax Refund program, Minnesota offers property tax relief to both homeowners and renters, including mobile homeowners and those living in nursing homes, assisted living or adult foster care. Homeowners may be eligible for a special property tax refund depending on the increased taxes on their homestead. Having dependents, being over age 65, contributing to a retirement plan, or living with a disability may also increase the amount of refunds.

Property Tax-Aide also features the Property Tax Deferral Program for Senior Citizens in Minnesota.

The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.

Read more about property tax relief programs in your area.

The Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners)

The Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) provides property tax relief for homeowners and mobile homeowners. Depending on your income and property taxes, you may qualify for a refund up to $3,310.

Application Deadline

Your 2023 return should be electronically filed, postmarked, or dropped off by August 15, 2024. The final deadline to claim the 2023 refund is August 15, 2025.

The Minnesota Renter's Property Tax Refund

The Minnesota Renter's Property Tax Refund can provide relief to renters if a portion of their rent goes toward property taxes. You may qualify for a refund up to $2,570.

Application Deadline

Your 2023 return should be electronically filed, postmarked, or dropped off by August 15, 2024. The final deadline to claim the 2022 refund is August 15, 2025.

Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens

Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens may allow you to defer a portion of the property taxes you owe. The property tax you pay will be 3% of your total household income based on your prior year income. The state pays the remainder as a loan. When you sell your home or voluntarily cancel the deferral, you must repay the loan plus interest. The interest rate varies but does not exceed 5%.

Application Deadline

Apply by November 1 to defer your property taxes the following year. You may apply in the year you turn 65. Once accepted, you do not need to reapply yearly.

Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.

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