Some Minnesota homeowners, depending on their income, or the percentage or amount of increase in their property taxes could be eligible for a property tax refund known as the Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund.
To qualify, you must:
• Have a valid Social Security number
• Own and occupy a home
• Have your home classified as a homestead with your county
• Pay or arrange to pay your property taxes
There are two types of Homestead Credit Refunds:
• A regular refund based on your income and property taxes
• A special refund based on how much your property tax increased
You may qualify for either or both of these refunds.
Type of refund Requirements to claim the refund
Regular • You owned and lived in your home on Jan. 2, 2023
• Your household income for 2022 was less than $128,280
Special • You owned and lived in the same home on Jan. 2, 2022, and on Jan. 2, 2023
• Your home's net property tax increased by more than 12% from 2022 to 2023
• The net property tax increase was at least $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. You may claim a subtraction for each of these that apply:
• You had dependents
• You or your spouse were age 65 or older on or before Jan. 1, 2023
• You contributed to a retirement account
• You or your spouse had a permanent and total disability on or before Dec. 31, 2022
For details, see the Form M1PR instructions.
If you retain an ownership interest in your home, you may qualify for the property tax refund regardless of who pays the property taxes.
Claim the Refund
You can claim your refund online, through a software provider or by paper. The due date is Aug. 15, 2023. For details on these options, see Filing for a Property Tax Refund.
Use the property tax statement you receive from your county in March or April (mid-July for mobile homeowners). Do not use the Notice of Proposed Taxes.
Once you’ve filed your application, you can check your refund status at www.revenue.state.mn.us/wheres-my-refund.
Denise Anderson, Rice County Property Tax and Elections Director
Suzy Rook, Communications Coordinator