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Beginning Farmer Management Credit

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You may be eligible for a nonrefundable credit of up to $1,500 if you are a beginning farmer in Minnesota who participated in a financial management program approved by the Rural Finance Authority. You can carry over unused portions of this credit for 3 years.

Who Qualifies 

You must be certified by the Rural Finance Authority (RFA) to qualify for the credit.

For details about the certification process, see the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit page and the RFA’s webpage on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website, or contact them directly:

Mail:       Minnesota Department of Agriculture
               625 Robert Street North
               St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
Phone:    651-201-6004
Email:    mda.bftc@state.mn.us  

Claim the Credit

Complete Schedule M1C, Other Nonrefundable Credits.

Enter your certificate number received from the RFA and include this schedule when you file your Minnesota income tax return.

Contact Info

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