The August 15 deadline for homeowners and renters to file their 2015 property tax refund is quickly approaching. The 2016 property tax refunds can also be filed on or before August 15, although they do not expire until next August.
According to Minnesota Revenue, the average refund for homeowners is $840 and more than $635 for renters. It’s important that Minnesotans don’t leave this money on the table if they are eligible.
Here are some tips for homeowners and renters ahead of the August deadline:
- Check eligibility: Renters and homeowners that meet certain household income requirements may be eligible. See who qualifies.
- File: There are still a select number of free tax preparation sites open this summer that can help taxpayers file their property tax refund. Find a free tax preparation site or use Minnesota Revenue’s online system to file.
- Include the right information: Renters should include their Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) form when filing their return. Homeowners should make sure to use the information from their property tax statements issues by their county every spring.
- Track your refund: Taxpayers can track where their property tax refund is in the process by using Minnesota Revenue’s Where’s My Refund? system.