Do I qualify for a Minnesota homestead credit or property tax refund?
To qualify for a 2018 homestead credit or property tax refund:
- You must have been a full- or part-year resident of Minnesota during 2018.
- You cannot be a dependent on someone else's 2018 federal income tax return.
- Your total household income (including a subtraction for dependents or if you are age 65 or older) for 2018 must be less than $61,320. The maximum refund is $2,150.
- You must have lived in a building in which property taxes were assessed or you made payments to a local government instead of property taxes. If you aren't sure if property taxes are assessed on your building, contact your landlord.
- You must have a valid Social Security number. If you only have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), you are not eligible for the homestead credit refund as a homeowner.
- Your property must be classified as your homestead (main place of residence), and you must have paid any delinquent property taxes on your home.
- You may be eligible for one or both of the following refunds if you owned and lived in your house on January 2, 2019.
- Homestead credit refund. Your total household income for 2018 must be less than $113,150. The maximum refund is $2,770.
- Special property tax refund. You must have owned and lived in your home both on January 2, 2018 and on January 2,
- Your net property tax on your homestead must have increased more than 12 percent from 2018 to 2019;
- The net property tax increase must be at least $100 and the increase must not be due to new improvements;
- There is no income limit for the special property tax
refund, and the maximum refund is $1,000.