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Minnesota Standard Deduction

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You may claim the Minnesota standard deduction or itemize your deductions on your Minnesota income tax return. You may claim the Minnesota standard deduction even if you itemized your deductions on your federal income tax return.

Note: If you are Married Filing Separately and your spouse takes the standard deduction on their Minnesota return, you must also.

2021 Minnesota Standard Deduction Amounts

If your filing status is Then your Minnesota standard deduction is

Single or
Married Filing Separately

 ​$12,525
  • Add $1,650 (Single) or $1,300 (Married Filing Separately) if you are blind.
  • Add $1,650 (Single) or $1,300 (Married Filing Separately) if you were born before January 2, 1957.
Head of Household  $18,800
  • Add $1,650 if you are blind.
  • Add $1,650 if you were born before January 2, 1957.

Married Filing Jointly or
Qualifying Widow(er)

$25,050
  • Add $1,300 for each spouse who is blind.
  • Add $1,300 for each spouse who was born before January 2, 1957.

Claim the Minnesota Standard Deduction

Complete line 4 of Form M1, Individual Income Tax.
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