LET Make sure to file for tax refund
Taxpayers in District 29 and across Minnesota are reminded that the deadline to file for their property tax refund is Aug. 15.
More Minnesotans than ever may be eligible for the refund thanks to the reforms we passed into law in 2001.
Homeowners with household incomes up to $81,599 with no dependents or $99,599 with five or more dependents ($102,599 for disabled homeowners) can qualify for a refund. Refunds are capped at $1,530. Homeowners whose 2003 property taxes increased by more than 12 percent and total at least $100 more than their 2002 taxes may qualify for an additional refund. The maximum refund under this program is $1,000, and there is no limit on household income to qualify.
Renters qualify for refunds based on household income and 19 percent of their rent, which the Department of Revenue assumes is the amount dedicated to property taxes. Renters with household incomes up to $44,019 with no dependents or $62,019 with five or more dependents can qualify. The maximum refund for renters is $1,250.
Forms and instructions are available on the Department of Revenue's Web site at www.taxes.state.mn.us or through an automated telephone system at (651) 296-4444. Forms may also be available at community libraries and government centers.
Sen.; David H. Senjem