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Last Updated: 9/26/2014

Credit for Past Military Service

If you are a veteran of the U.S. military, including the National Guard and Reserves, you may qualify for a tax credit of up to $750 for your past service.
 To qualify, you must have separated from military service before the end of the year and one of the following must be true:
  • You served at least 20 years in the military,
  • You have a service-connected disability rating of 100% total and permanent (as rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs), or
  • (Beginning with tax year 2013) You were honorably discharged and you receive a pension or other retirement pay for service in the military. For more information on this see Military Tax Credit.
To determine the amount of your credit, complete the worksheet for Schedule M1C, Other Nonrefundable Credits.
If you are a part-year resident of Minnesota or a nonresident, you may still qualify for the credit. When completing the worksheet for Schedule M1C, use your percentage of Minnesota income from Schedule M1NR, Nonresidents/Part-Year Residents.