Minnesota property tax refund program under way, filing deadline given

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Moorhead, MN) -- The 2022 Minnesota Property Tax Refund and Renters Refund Programs are now open.

Information and tips provided by the state include:

Find out if you qualify for a property tax refund - Both renters and homeowners that meet certain requirements may be eligible. There are renter refunds (with income requirements) and two types of homeowner refunds: regular and "special" for homeowners who had a 12% or more property tax increase. Visit Minnesota Department of Revenue to see if you qualify, or type 'property tax refund' into the Search box on the Department of Revenue website.

Renters and homeowners can file for free - Eligible applicants can use the department’s electronic filing system to file their property tax refund for free. Check to see if you qualify to use this free service. Renters can file through tax preparer software or paper submission.

Include the right information - Renters must include the 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.

Direct deposit - Direct deposit is the most secure way to get your refund. Make sure your banking information is active and up to date when filing your return.

Track your refund - You can track where your property tax refund is in the process by using the Where’s My Refund? system. The system will show you which of the four stages your refund is in and whether you need to take any action to allow us to complete the processing of your refund. You will see the date your refund was issued when it is finished processing.

You can also check out this short tax tip video about filing for your property tax refund.

Senior citizens in need of property tax relief may qualify for the Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens, which allows them to defer a portion of the property taxes they owe each year. Learn more about the Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens.

Homeowners and renters are reminded to file for their 2022 property tax refund before the deadline of August 15th, 2023.