August 15 is deadline to apply for property tax refunds

ST. PAUL – The deadline for homeowners and renters to apply for a property tax refund is Friday, August 15.

Homeowners and renters can complete their application online or by mail. While the deadline to file is Aug. 15, homeowners and renters have an additional one year grace period to claim a refund for 2014.

A recent report from the non-partisan House Research Department report found that property taxes will drop by $49 million this year – the first decrease since 2002. Homeowners will see the most significant decrease. Statewide, homeowner property taxes are decreasing by $171 million in 2014, a 5.2 percent decrease from 2013.

To look up eligibility requirements and application instructions, Minnesotans can visit www.revenue.state.mn.us or by calling the Department of Revenue at 651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094.

Information for homeowners:

  • You may be eligible for a property tax refund of up to $2,580 if you are a homeowner and your household income was less than $105,500 in 2013. To apply for the Homestead Credit Refund, complete Form M1PR and submit to the Department of Revenue by August 15, 2014.
  • You must be a full-year or part-year Minnesota resident.
  • You must have owned and lived in your home on January 2, 2014.
  • Your property must be your homestead.
  • You cannot be a dependent.

Information for renters:

You may be eligible for a property tax refund of up to $2,000 if you are a renter and your household income was less than $57,170. To apply for the Renter’s Property Tax Refund, complete Form M1PR and submit along with a Certificate of Rent Paid to the Department of Revenue by August 15, 2014.

  • You must be a full-year or part-year Minnesota resident.
  • You must live in a building on which property taxes are paid.
  • You must have a Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) for each rental unit you lived in during 2013.
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