What is the Minnesota Property Tax Refund (Form M1PR and Form CRP)?
Some Minnesota residents who own or rent a home may be eligible for a refund of property taxes paid to the state. To qualify, you must be a full-year or part-year resident of Minnesota, and you can’t be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer. The refund is claimed on Form M1PR, Homestead Credit Refund (Homeowners) and Renter’s Property Tax Refund.
If you qualify, we’ll prepare Form M1PR for you to print and mail. (It can’t be e-filed through TurboTax.) When you reach the Other Forms You May Need screen, remember to select Property Tax Refund (Form M1PR).
Renters Property Tax Refund
You may qualify for the refund based on your household income, number of dependents and the amount of property tax you paid through rent on your main home.
- Maximum refund is $2,050.
- Your household income for 2015 must be less than $58,490.
- A Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) is required for each rental unit you lived in during the year.
Your landlord is required to deliver a completed CRP to you no later than January 31. It’s used to calculate your refund and must be included with your Form M1PR.
Homeowners Property Tax Refund
You may qualify for one or both of the following refunds if you owned and lived in your home.
- Regular Homestead Credit Refund for a maximum refund is $2,640
- You owned and lived in your home on January 2, 2016.
- Your household income for 2015 is less than $107,930.
- Special Homestead Credit Refund for a maximum of $1,000 (No income limit)
- Owned and lived in your home on both January 2, 2015 and January 2, 2016
- Your net property tax increased by more than 12% (and at least $100) from 2015 to 2016.
For more information, see the see the Minnesota Property Tax Refund page.