Homestead Credit Refund for Homeowners
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Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund for Homeowners – Information for 2017
Important Information about Minnesota’s Homestead Credit Refund from the Minnesota Department of Revenue
Minnesota homeowners, have you filed for your 2015 or 2016 Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund yet? Even if you were not required to file an income tax return, our friends at the Minnesota Department of Revenue want you to know that you might be eligible for a refund.
But you must act fast!
Do You Qualify?
You may qualify for the Homestead Credit Refund if you meet all of these requirements:
- You are a full- or part-year Minnesota resident
- You owned and lived in your home on January 2, 2017 (January 2, 2016 if filing for the 2015 Homestead Credit Refund)
- Your home is classified as “residential homestead” by the county
- You do not owe delinquent property taxes, or have made arrangements with your county to pay any delinquent taxes
- You meet the income requirements
How do you file for a Homestead Credit Refund?
- File for free using the Department of Revenue’s Property Tax Refund Online Filing System.
- Volunteers at free tax sites may be able to help you file for your Homestead Credit Refund. You can search for a free tax preparation site near you on the Department of Revenue website.
- File on paper using Form M1PR, Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners), for the appropriate year.
What information do you need to file?
To apply for the Homestead Credit Refund, you will need your:
- Social Security Number
- Household income records
- Statement of Property Taxes Payable in 2017 for the 2016 Form M1PR. Or Statement of Property Taxes Payable in 2016 for the 2015 Form M1PR.
What is the filing deadline?
For the 2015 refund, you must file by August 15, 2017. For the 2016 refund, you must file by August 15, 2018.
Can you track the status of your refund?
You can track the status of your property tax refund after July 1 by using the department’s Where’s My Refund? system.
Where can you find more information?
Visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue website for more information about the Homestead Credit Refund. (Type Homestead Credit Refund in the Search box.)