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Posted: Aug 4 2014 3:53PM
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Rep. JoAnn Ward: Apply for property tax refund by August 15


ST. PAUL, MN – State Representative JoAnn Ward (DFL – Woodbury) says time is running out for Minnesota homeowners and renters to apply for a property tax refund.

Applications must be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Revenue by Friday, August 15.

“I strongly encourage my constituents to take advantage of the legislature’s new investments in property tax refunds,” said Rep. Ward. “Many Minnesotans are eligible for larger refunds this year compared to last year, and many are eligible for the first time. Middle-class property tax relief is a big priority of mine. I am pleased we made meaningful progress on this issue over the past two years.”  

A recent report from the non-partisan House Research Department report found that property taxes will drop by $49 million this year – the first decrease since 2002. Homeowners will see the most significant decrease. Statewide, homeowner property taxes are decreasing by $171 million in 2014, a 5.2% decrease from 2013.

In Washington County, over 24,000 homeowners and 10,000 renters are eligible for larger refunds this year compared to last year. In Ramsey County, over 54,000 homeowners and over 50,000 renters are eligible for larger refunds.

To look up eligibility requirements and application instructions, Minnesotans can visit www.revenue.state.mn.us or by calling the Department of Revenue at 651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094.

Information for homeowners:

You may be eligible for a property tax refund of up to $2,580 if you are a homeowner and your household income was less than $105,500 in 2013. To apply for the Homestead Credit Refund, complete Form M1PR (click here to download) and submit to the Department of Revenue by August 15, 2014.

-You must be a full-year or part-year Minnesota resident.
-You must have owned and lived in your home on January 2, 2014.
-Your property must be your homestead.
-You cannot be a dependent.

Information for renters:

You may be eligible for a property tax refund of up to $2,000 if you are a renter and your household income was less than $57,170. To apply for the Renter's Property Tax Refund, complete Form M1PR (click here to download) and submit along with a Certificate of Rent Paid to the Department of Revenue by August 15, 2014.

-You must be a full-year or part-year Minnesota resident.
-You must live in a building on which property taxes are paid.
-You must have a Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) for each rental unit you lived in during 2013.
-You cannot be a dependent.

Contact Rep. JoAnn Ward with questions:

With any questions, Rep. Ward can be reached by phone at (651) 296-7807, by email at rep.joann.ward@house.mn or by postal mail at 531 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.

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