Revenue reminds military service members about valuable tax benefits during National Military Appreciation Month

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - In 1999, Congress designated the month of May as National Military Appreciation Month. During this month of appreciation, the Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds military service members and their families about Minnesota’s valuable military-related tax benefits that may be available to them.

“Minnesota provides many valuable tax benefits for our military service members and their families,” said Revenue Commissioner Robert Doty. “Whether these benefits result in a reduction in taxable income a service member claims or lead to a larger tax refund, we want to ensure that our military service members have the resources and information they need to be able to claim all the tax benefits our state offers.”

The department offers a Military Service Members webpage to learn that lists military tax benefits and information on claiming them. Minnesota’s military tax benefits include:

Additionally, beginning for tax year 2021, veteran’s disability compensation is no longer included in the household income calculation when filing for a property tax refund.

A full list of benefits available to military service members can be found by searching Keyword Military. See the department’s military tax tips video and sign up for email alerts to receive up-to-date military tax information.

Information on the federal tax benefits for military service members can be found on the IRS’ website.

If you have questions, email, or call 651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094 (toll-free).    

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Ryan Brown