Most Minnesota homeowners can file for their property tax refund free on the Minnesota Department of Revenue website.
To file electronically free, people must be:
- A homeowner filing an original property tax refund.
- Filing a refund for property taxes paid in 2012 or later.
- Living in their homes and not renting or using it for a business.
- Electing direct deposit for the refund.
People filing electronically need to provide their Social Security number, address, valid e-mail address, household income, qualifying dependent information, county property tax statement, and bank account and routing numbers.
To electronically file a property tax return, go to revenue.state.mn.us and type “homeowner” in the search box. File by Aug. 15.
State officials say the new, free e-filing option will save the state more than $200,000 a year.