The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds homeowners and renters to file for their 2021 Property Tax Refund before August 15, 2023. Additionally, claims for 2022 refunds can be filed until August 15, 2024. Renters who already filed have started receiving their refunds, while homeowners can expect to start getting their refunds in late August.

More than 877,000 Minnesotans already filed for 2021 property tax refunds, with over $827 million in refunds issued to date. The average refund is about $1,100 for homeowners and $730 for renters.

Taxpayers should keep these tips in mind as they file for property tax refunds- 

Renters and homeowners that meet certain requirements may be eligible. Visit our website to see if you qualify, or type property tax refund into the Search box.

Eligible homeowners can use the department’s electronic filing system to file their property tax refund for free. Visit our website to see if you qualify to use this free service. 

Renters can file by using a tax software provider or by paper. Visit our website for more information under the “Claim the Refund” heading. Renters should make sure to include their Certificate of Rent Paid form issued by their landlord in January. Homeowners should make sure to use the information from their property tax statements issued by their county each spring.

A direct deposit is the most secure way to get your refund. Make sure your banking information is accurate when filing your return.

The Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Deferral Program allows seniors whose property taxes are high relative to their incomes an option to stay in their homes by deferring a portion of the property taxes they owe each year. If they are currently in the program, qualified seniors may claim a property tax refund, which will apply to their outstanding loan balance. Learn more about the Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens.


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