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Minnesota

Program Overview

Minnesota offers property tax relief to both homeowners and renters. The Homestead Credit Refund includes two types of credit refunds: Regular, which is based on your income and property taxes; and Special, which is based on how much your property tax increased. The Minnesota Renter's Property Tax Refund can provide relief to renters if a portion of their rent goes toward property taxes.
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Homestead Credit Refund

Eligibility

You may qualify for both Regular and Special property tax credits:
Regular:
  • You owned and lived in your home on January 2, 2021
  • Your household income for 2020 was less than $116,180
  • You cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return
Special:
  • You owned and lived in the same home on January 2, 2020, and on January 2, 2021
  • Your home's net property tax increased by more than 12% from 2020 to 2021
  • The net property tax increase must be more than $100
  • The increase was not because of improvements you made to the property
Certain subtractions can help you qualify for the refund or increase your refund amount. Both homeowners and renters may claim a subtraction that can help them qualify for the refund or increase their refund amount for any of these that apply:
  • You had dependents, an additional deduction for each dependent is allowed
  • You or your spouse were age 65 or older on or before January 1, 2021
  • You contributed to a qualified retirement plan
  • You or your spouse had a permanent and total disability on or before December 31, 2020

Application Deadline

Your 2020 return should be postmarked or dropped off by August 16, 2021. The final deadline to claim the 2020 refund is August 15, 2022.

Required Documentation

  • Form M1PR, Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund.
  • Homeowners: Your Notice of Proposed Taxes Payable should be available in March 2021. Use it but do not send it in with your application.

Minnesota Renter’s Property Tax Refund

Eligibility

To qualify, all of the following must be true:
  • You are a Minnesota resident or spent more than 183 days in the state
  • You cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return
  • Your household income for 2020 was less than $62,960
  • You cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return
Certain subtractions can help you qualify for the refund or increase your refund amount. Both homeowners and renters may claim a subtraction that can help them qualify for the refund or increase their refund amount for any of these that apply:
  • You had dependents, an additional deduction for each dependent is allowed
  • You or your spouse were age 65 or older on or before January 1, 2021
  • You contributed to a qualified retirement plan
  • You or your spouse had a permanent and total disability on or before December 31, 2020

Application Deadline

The due date is August 15. You may file up to one year after the due date.

Required Documentation

  • Form M1PR, Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund.
  • Renters: A completed Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) for each rental. Your landlord must give it to you by January 31.

Where to Get Help Near You

Find a partner organization who can help you apply for property tax relief.

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