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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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  • My property tax statement no longer has a “state copy” tear-out section. What do I send with my Form M1PR?Back to top

    Nothing. The Department of Revenue now receives property tax information directly from your county. However, you must always provide the property identification number (PID) and name of the county where your property is located, as indicated on Form M1PR. (This is true even if you’re applying only for the special Property Tax Refund.)


  • I’m late in paying my property taxes. Can I still file for the Homestead Credit Refund?Back to top

    Yes. But if you owe delinquent taxes, you must either pay them in full or sign a Confession of Judgment before filing for the Homestead Credit Refund. (To get a Confession of Judgment, contact the county where your home is located.)

    You must file Form M1PR on paper. Include copies of your property tax statement and a receipt for payment of the tax or the signed Confession of Judgment.


  • How do I get a Homestead Credit Refund for taxes I paid on my cabin?Back to top

    You cannot. The state Homestead Credit Refund is only available for taxes you paid for homestead property – that is, the home you own and occupy as your primary residence.

  • I own two homes and pay property taxes on each. Can I claim a Homestead Credit Refund on both?Back to top

    No. You are allowed to claim the Homestead Credit Refund only on your primary residence. If your second home is classified “relative homestead” – such as if your son or daughter lives there – you already receive reduced property taxes and nobody can claim a refund for this property.

  • Do I need to file Form M1PR by April 15? Back to top

    No. Your property tax return (Form M1PR) is due Aug. 15.

  • When will I get my refund?Back to top

    ​Every return we receive is different, so processing time will vary. You can check on the status of your Property Tax Refund after July 1 by using our Where’s My Refund system. You can follow your return through the refund process. When we are finished, you will see the date your refund was sent.

    What happens after you receive my return?
    We will:

    • Check the return for accuracy
    • Process your return
    • Send your refund
    What can slow down my refund?
    • Mailing a paper return
    • Not choosing direct deposit
    • Errors on your tax return
    • Returns we identify for additional review