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Homeowners and renters may be missing out on millions of dollars in tax relief. AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide is a free program that helps eligible homeowners and renters apply for property tax relief.

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Minnesota Program Overview

We’re sorry, we’re unable to provide assistance at this time. Keep reading to learn more about eligibility requirements and deadlines for property tax refunds and credits in your state. You can find more resources here.

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.

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 $2,930.

Eligibility

You may qualify for property tax credits if:
  • You owned and lived in your home on January 2, 2022
  • Your household income for 2021 was less than $119,790
  • You cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return
  • Your property is classified as your homestead:
  • If the property is not classified as homestead on your property tax statement or you bought your home in 2021, you must apply for homestead status with your county assessor and have it approved on or before December 15, 2022.
  • You must have a valid Social Security Number for your property to be classified as your homestead, or to apply for homestead classification.
  • If you are filing a joint claim, at least one spouse must have a valid Social Security Number for your property to be classified as your homestead.
If you owe delinquent property taxes on your home, you cannot file a return unless you pay or make arrangements with the county by August 15, 2023.
You may also qualify for a Special Refund based on how much your property taxes increased if:
  • You owned and lived in the same home on January 2, 2021, and on January 2, 2022
  • Your home's net property tax increased by more than 12% from 2021 to 2022
  • The net property tax increase must be more than $100
  • The increase was not because of improvements you made to the property
Mobile Home Owners:
  • If you owned and lived in a mobile home on January 2, 2022, and paid rent for the property on which it is located, check Mobile Home Owner as status when Completing the Top of the Return (Form M1PR)
  • Do not apply for a refund as a renter, even though you received a CRP from the lot owner. Complete Worksheet 1 on page 30 instruction book and include the worksheet when you file your M1PR
Subtractions: 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 (born before January 2, 1957)
  • You contributed to a qualified retirement plan
  • You or your spouse had a permanent and total disability on or before December 31, 2021

Application Deadline

Your 2021 Form M1PR form should be postmarked or dropped off by August 15, 2022  The final deadline to claim the 2021 refund is August 15, 2023.

Required Documentation

Homeowners:
  • Form M1PR: Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund.
  • Your Statement of Property Taxes Payable should be available in March 2022. Use it but do not send it in with your application.
  • If your property is not classified as homestead on your property tax statement or you bought the home in 2021 you must apply for homestead status with your county assessor’s office and have it approved on or before December 15, 2022. At the time you apply for homestead status, request a signed statement saying that your application was approved. Include it with your Form M1PR.
Mobile Home Owners:
  • Use Worksheet 1 on Form M1PR.

Renters

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 $2,280.

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 2021 was less than $64,920
You must have lived in a building on which the owner:
  • Was assessed property taxes, or
  • Paid a portion of the rent receipts in place of property tax, or
  • Made payments to a local government in lieu of property taxes. If you are not sure if property taxes were assessed on the building, check with your building owner.
Residents of Nursing Homes, Immediate Care Facilities or Adult Foster Care:

You may be eligible if:

  • If you paid all or part of the costs of your care with your own funds, you are eligible for the refund as a renter.
  • If you received CRP from a nursing home, adult foster care provider, intermediate care, assisted living, or other health facility, your filing status is Nursing Home or Foster Care Resident
You are not eligible if:
  • If you lived in a nursing home, adult foster care provider, intermediate care, assisted living, or group home and the property is exempt.
  • If all of your costs were paid for by medical assistance (Medicaid), SSI, MSA, or Minnesota Housing Support.
Subtractions: Certain subtractions can help you qualify for the refund or increase your refund amount. 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 (born before January 2, 1957)
  • You contributed to a qualified retirement plan
  • You or your spouse had a permanent and total disability on or before December 31, 2021

Application Deadline

Your 2021 return should be postmarked or dropped off by August 15, 2022.  The final deadline to claim the 2021 refund is August 15, 2023.

Required Documentation

Renters

  • Form M1PR: Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund.
  • A completed Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) for each rental. Your landlord must give it to you by January 31.
    • If you rented more than one unit during 2021, you must have a CRP for each unit.
    • If your property owner or managing agent does not provide a CRP by March 1, 2022, call the Minnesota Department of Revenue at 651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094.

Residents of Nursing Homes, Immediate Care Facilities or Adult Foster Care:

  • Complete Line 18, Renter’s Refund, of Form M1PR if only part of your costs were paid for by medical assistance (Medicaid), SSI, MSA, or Minnesota Housing Support

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  • AARP Foundation
  • CAPI USA

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