Minnesota Itemized Deductions


​For tax year 2018, you may claim the Minnesota standard deduction or itemize deductions on your Minnesota income tax return. You may claim itemized deductions on your state return, even if you claimed the standard deduction on your federal income tax return.

Note: If you are married filing separately and your spouse itemizes deductions on their Minnesota return, you must itemize also.

Which deductions can I itemize for Minnesota purposes?

Common Minnesota itemized deductions include:

  • Medical and dental expenses
  • Real estate taxes
  • Home mortgage interest
  • Casualty and theft losses (Schedule M1CAT)
  • Unreimbursed employee business expenses (Schedule M1UE)
  • Charitable contributions

For a complete list, see Schedule M1SA, Minnesota Itemized Deductions.

How do I claim Minnesota itemized deductions?

Complete Schedule M1SA.

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