What is a Special Homeowner’s Homestead Credit Refund?

To qualify for the special refund, the following must be true:

  • You have owned and lived in the same home on January 2 of the previous and current year.
  • The net property tax on your homestead increased by more than 12% from the previous year to the current year.
  • The increase was at least $100 and wasn’t due to improvements that you made to the property.

There is no limit on household income for the special refund. You may qualify even if you don’t qualify for the regular refund. The maximum special refund is $1,000. Note: If you use part of your home for a business, make sure you read Special Situations on page 10 of the Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter’s Property Tax Refund Instructions (PDF)

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1. What is the Regular Homeowner’s Homestead Credit Refund?
2. What is a Special Homeowner’s Homestead Credit Refund?
3. How do I file for homestead?
4. How do I know if my property is classified as a homestead?
5. What else should I know about homestead?