What else should I know about homestead?
  • Only homestead properties qualify for the Homestead Credit Refund. Your homestead is your primary, legal residence. A person can have only one homestead, as homestead property is taxed at a lower rate than non-homestead property.
  • Relative homestead is a property tax classification that allows a homeowner to retain homestead status on his/her property if it’s occupied by a relative. However, relative homestead property does not qualify for a Homestead Credit Refund.
  • Elderly homeowners may transfer their property to a relative or friend but continue to occupy the property under a life estate. The occupants retain an ownership interest in the home, and will qualify for the Homestead Credit Refund, provided they meet the regular qualifications (regardless of who pays the property taxes).
  • Delinquent property taxes must be paid before you can apply for a refund. If you pay the taxes (or make arrangements to pay them) by August 15 of each year, you may still be able to apply. Make sure you get a receipt or a signed Confession of Judgment statement from the county’s Auditor-Treasurer’s Office and include it with your Form M1PR.
  • You may qualify for a Property Tax Refund if you are/were:
    • A part-year resident
    • Married, separated, or divorced during the year
    • Co-owner of a home
    • A mobile home owner
  • You may also qualify for a Property Tax refund if you rented out or used part of your home for a business.

Learn More

For information on how to file in these situations, see Homeowners - Special Instructions in the Minnesota Revenue’s Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter’s Property Tax Refund (PDF) booklet.

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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?