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Last Updated: 8/24/2018

Beginning Farmer Management Credit

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Beginning in tax year 2018, beginning farmers in Minnesota may be eligible for a nonrefundable credit of up to $1,500 for the amount paid for participating in a financial management program approved by the Rural Finance Authority. Unused portions of this credit can be carried over for 3 years.

Do I qualify for the credit?

You may claim the credit only after approval and certification by the Rural Finance Authority (RFA). To learn more about the certification process, see the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit page on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website.
For more information, visit the RFA’s webpage or contact them directly:
Mail: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
         625 Robert Street North
         St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
Phone: 651-201-6004

How do I claim the credit?

We will have forms to claim the credit available in January 2019.