Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund and Renter's Property Tax Refund

e-File your 2018 (and your 2017)Minnesota Homestead Credit and Renter's Property Tax Refund return (Form M1PR) using eFile Express!

  • Most calculations are automatically performed for you.
  • Eliminate errors before submitting your return.
  • Receive confirmation that your return was accepted.
  • Get your refund as fast as Minnesota law allows*.
  • Pay only after you send your return.

Follow the links below to easily download the software and forms that you need to e-file your M1PR return with the State of Minnesota.

Pricing
Check out our Pricing page for current pricing including a special "package pricing" option for current-year M1PR filers.

Download Files
For step-by-step instructions for downloading and installing eFile Express on your PC, click here to access the special Getting Started page for M1PR filers.

Note: The following download packages include both the eFile Express software and the forms for filing your 2018 and 2017 Minnesota M1PR return. If you want to download the software or FormPaks separately, please visit our Download or Minnesota Forms pages.

Tip: Most users should select and install the Consumer-version (the first package listed below). Only install the TaxPro-version if you are a professional tax preparer who has set up an eFile Express TaxPro account.

Software and FormPaks (select one)

   eFile Express 2018.0c (1692K)
  • Consumer version
    (updated 03-31-2019)
   eFile Express for Tax Professionals 2018.0c (1936K)

Minnesota Homeowner and Renter Refund Overview
Form M1PR is used by both homeowners and renters to claim a refund on property taxes that have either been paid directly to one's county (for homeowners) or indirectly via rent paid to one's landlord (for renters).

Homeowners can qualify for one or two different types of refunds. Renters can qualify for a single refund. The following chart provides an overview of the particulars of each type of refund to help you determine which refund(s) you qualify for.

  Regular Refund Special Refund
Who qualifies:

- Homeowners
- Renters
- Nursing home residents
- Mobile home owners

- Homeowners

Refund amount:
   - Homeowners
   - Renters

- Up to $2,770
- Up to $2,150

- Up to $1,000
Household Income:
   - Homeowners
   - Renters


- Less than $113,150
- Less than $  61,320


- None

Other requirements:

- Full or part-year resident of Minnesota during 2018
- Cannot be a dependent

- Lived in same home on Jan 2, 2018 and Jan 2, 2019
- Property tax increased by more than 12% and at least $100
- Full or part-year resident of Minnesota during 2018
- Cannot be a dependent


Notes:
  - Amounts and dates are for the 2018 M1PR return.
  - Refer to the Minnesota M1PR instructions for complete information.

M1PR Instruction Booklet
An electronic copy of the M1PR instruction booklet (which can be viewed using Adobe® Reader®), is available on the Minnesota Department of Revenue web site and can accessed by clicking the appropriate link listed below:

     2018 M1PR Instruction Booklet
     2017 M1PR Instruction Booklet

Filing Deadlines for the M1PR
The last day you can file your 2018 M1PR return is August 15, 2020.
The last day you can file your 2017 M1PR return is August 15, 2019.

Tracking Your Return (When Can You Expect Your Refund)
Timely-filed current-year Renter refunds are typically issued between mid-July and mid-August.

Timely-filed current-year Homeowner refunds are typically issued by the end of September.

For more specific information, use Minnesota's "Where's My Refund?" system to follow the status of your refund.