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Last Updated: 12/29/2016

Amending the Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund Return

You may need to amend your original Form M1PR, Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund, if your return has incorrect or outdated information that affects the amount of your refund.

To correct or change your return, you must file Form M1PRX, Amended Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund. Common reasons to amend your return include:

  • You made a mistake when completing your original Form M1PR.
  • Your household income has changed.
  • You received a corrected or an additional Certificate of Rent Paid, or CRP (for renters).
  • You received a corrected Statement of Property Taxes Payable (for homeowners).
  • You received an abatement that reduced your property taxes (for homeowners).

When to Amend Your Return

If you made a mistake on your property tax return, you must file Form M1PRX within 3½ years of the due date for the same year’s income tax return. (This interval is not based on the Aug. 15 due date for your property tax return.)

For example, the 2016 M1PR must be amended within 3½ years of April 15, 2017 — or no later than Oct. 15, 2020.  

Interest

If an amended return reduces the amount of your Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund, you must pay back the difference, plus interest from the date you received your refund.

If an amended return increases your refund, you’ll receive the difference, plus interest from the later of:

  • 60 days after you filed the original return; or
  • Aug. 15 (for renters) or Sept. 30 (for homeowners).

Amending a Return Before Your Refund Arrives

Since your Form M1PR is not due until Aug.15, you may find errors on your filed return before your refund arrives. You may submit Form M1PRX before the department processes your original return. This may delay your refund while your original and amended returns are matched up and processed.