Minnesota House of Representatives


State Representative Erin Murphy

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100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

For more information contact: Mike Molzahn 651-296-1774

Posted: Aug 27 2015 3:16PM
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Legislative Update - August 27, 2015

Mighty Citizens,

The start of school in Saint Paul is just around the corner. Which means back to school preparations. I’m sure many of you have been or will be shopping for back-to-school supplies like calculators, notebooks, pencils and more. Those costs can add up quickly. You can save those receipts and use them for tax breaks on your 2015 state income tax returns.

The state of Minnesota offers tax breaks for school-related expenses for Kindergarten through 12th grade students attending public, private, and home schools.

Parents can choose one of two options: a refundable K-12 education credit or the K-12 education subtraction. Both programs use the tax code to reduce out of pocket costs by providing a refund or reducing a tax bill and could provide a larger refund when filing a 2015 Minnesota Individual Income Tax Return.

The tax subtraction and credit cover expenses including paper, pens and notebooks, textbooks, computer hardware and software (up to $200 for the subtraction and an additional $200 for the credit), after-school tutoring and educational summer camps, and rental or purchases of educational equipment such as calculators and musical instruments.

For more information, you can call the Minnesota Department of Revenue at (651) 296-3781 or visit their website at www.revenue.state.mn.us.

Major League Soccer

I have been in contact with Mayor Coleman as the City of Saint Paul explores the possibility of a soccer stadium and related development. I have no heard much from residents. While we don’t yet have great detail, I would like to know what you think. Feel free to share your thoughts with me by responding to this email.

Have fun at the State Fair and as always, thank you for the honor of being your voice at the Capitol.

Mighty Together,


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