Property tax refund filers are reminded to file for their 2020 refunds before the August 15 deadline

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds homeowners and renters to file for their 2020 Property Tax Refund before the deadline of August 15, 2022. Additionally, claims for 2021 refunds can be filed from now until August 15, 2023. Renters who already filed have started receiving their refunds while homeowners can expect to start getting their refunds in late August.

More than 872,000 Minnesotans already filed for 2020 property tax refunds, with over $792 million in refunds issued to date. The average refund is about $1,000 for homeowners and $700 for renters.

Taxpayers should keep these tips in mind as they file for property tax refunds:  

  • Find out if you qualify for a property tax refund. Renters and homeowners that meet certain requirements may be eligible. Visit our website to see if you qualify or type property tax refund into the Search box.
  • Homeowners can file for free.  Eligible homeowners can use the department’s electronic filing system to file their property tax refund for free. Visit our website to see if you qualify to use this free service. 
  • Renters have two options to file. Renters can file by using a tax software provider or by paper. Visit our website for more information under the “Claim the Refund” heading.
  • Property tax relief for senior citizens. The Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Deferral Program allows seniors whose property taxes are high relative to their incomes an option to stay in their homes by deferring a portion of the property taxes they owe each year. If they are currently in the program, qualified seniors may claim a property tax refund and it will apply to their outstanding loan balance. Learn more about the Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens.
  • Include all information. Renters should make sure to include their Certificate of Rent Paid form issued by their landlord in January. Homeowners should make sure to use the information from their property tax statements issued by their county each spring.
  • Direct deposit. Direct deposit is the most secure way to get your refund. Make sure your banking information is accurate when filing your return.
  • Track your refund. You can track where your property tax refund is in the process by using our Where’s My Refund? system. The system will show you which of the four stages your refund is in and whether you need to take any action to allow us to complete the processing of your refund. You will see the date your refund was issued when it is finished processing.

Check out and share our short tax tip video about filing for your property tax refund.

Each tax return is different, and we review every return to verify the information on the return. Some returns may take longer to review and process than others.

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Ryan Brown