You rent and your total household income in 2021 was less than $62,920 (the income eligibility goes up with each dependent)
You own your home and your total household income in 2021 was less than $119,790 (the income eligibility goes up with each dependent) and
You aren’t a dependent on someone else’s 2021 federal tax return, and
You were a full or part year resident of Minnesota in 2021 and
You paid rent in a building which was taxed OR you own your home.
NOTE: If you are a homeowner you MUST have a valid social security number to get the property tax refund. If you are a renter, you must have a valid social security number or valid individual tax identification number (ITIN).
If you rent, your landlord must give you a Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) by January 31, 2022. If you own, use your Property Tax Statement.
Get the tax form called the 2021 Form M-1PR, Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter Property Tax Refund. You can get it from a library, call (651) 296-3781, or write to: MN Tax Forms, Mail Station 1421, St. Paul, MN 55146-1421.
Call the landlord and ask for one. If that does not work, write a letter to the landlord to ask for it and say that s/he can be fined $100 for each CRP not provided. State the amount of rent you paid in 2021. Keep a copy of your letter.
If your landlord still won’t give you the CRP, call the Department of Revenue at (651) 296-3781. Ask them to contact the landlord and charge a fine if the landlord still does not send it to you.
The Department of Revenue can give you a Rent Paid Affidavit to fill out instead of a CRP. You will need receipts or some other proof of how much rent you paid. If you don’t have receipts, use a lease, mail that you have gotten, or anything else that shows you lived there and paid the rent. If you can show that you lived there, and what the rent amount was, argue that the state should assume the rent was paid.
If you have a low income, a disability, or are a senior citizen, you can get free help. To find a help site near you, call the Department of Revenue at (651) 297-3724 or United Way, statewide, at 2-1-1.