Who Receives the Renters' Credit?

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Updated March 2018

Like all Minnesotans, Minnesota’s renters want safe, affordable homes for themselves and their families. But some Minnesotans earning low wages or on fixed incomes struggle to afford the cost of housing and other basic necessities.

Minnesota has a successful tax policy called the Property Tax Refund (or PTR) that puts a limit on how big a piece of Minnesotans’ family budgets can go to property taxes. The Property Tax Refund for homeowners is often called the Circuit Breaker, and the Property Tax Refund for renters is often called the Renters’ Credit. The Renters’ Credit provides a tax refund to low- and moderate-income renters whose property taxes are considered high for their income level. The Renters’ Credit refunds a portion of the property taxes that renters have paid through their rents.

In 2015, about 328,000 Minnesota households received the Renters’ Credit.[1] Qualifying households had incomes of $58,500 or less; however, a substantial majority of households receiving the credit have incomes about $31,000 or less.

The average amount of Renters’ Credit received in 2015 was $636. Twenty-eight percent of the households receiving the Renters’ Credit included senior citizens and/or people with disabilities; they received an average credit of $702. The share of participating households that include seniors or people with disabilities tends to be higher in Greater Minnesota. In fact, in 12 Greater Minnesota counties, at least one-half of participating households included seniors and/or persons with disabilities.[2] 

Minnesotans in every county receive the Renters’ Credit. The table below illustrates the importance of the Renters’ Credit to residents of each Minnesota county and for the state as a whole.
 

Renters' Credits Received by County of Residence, Tax Year 2015

Aitkin

Total Renters’ Credits: $241,288
Number of participating households: 484
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 52%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $499
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $544

Anoka

Total Renters’ Credits: $11,694,302
Number of participating households: 16,066
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 27%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $728
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $816

Becker

Total Renters’ Credits: $708,694
Number of participating households: 1,300
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 39%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $545
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $639

Beltrami

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,098,968
Number of participating households: 2,028
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 38%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $542
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $686

Benton

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,723,063
Number of participating households: 3,063
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 29%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $563
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $702

Big Stone

Total Renters’ Credits: $85,512
Number of participating households: 174
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 62%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $491
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $581

Blue Earth

Total Renters’ Credits: $2,148,210
Number of participating households: 4,163
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 28%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $516
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $647

Brown

Total Renters’ Credits: $592,903
Number of participating households: 1,214
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 44%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $488
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $578

Carlton

Total Renters’ Credits: $867,928
Number of participating households: 1,425
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 47%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $609
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $696

Carver

Total Renters’ Credits: $2,541,643
Number of participating households: 3,713
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 27%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $685
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $767

Cass

Total Renters’ Credits: $381,234
Number of participating households: 752
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 42%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $507
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $577

Chippewa

Total Renters’ Credits: $242,520
Number of participating households: 562
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 44%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $432
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $493

Chisago

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,171,432
Number of participating households: 1,784
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 36%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $657
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $687

Clay

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,844,070
Number of participating households: 3,351
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 31%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $550
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $669

Clearwater

Total Renters’ Credits: $128,880
Number of participating households: 271
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 48%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $476
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $559

Cook

Total Renters’ Credits: $80,516
Number of participating households: 178
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 30%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $452
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $527

Cottonwood

Total Renters’ Credits: $183,756
Number of participating households: 432
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 43%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $425
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $471

Crow Wing

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,916,150
Number of participating households: 3,397
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 35%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $564
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $650

Dakota

Total Renters’ Credits: $17,159,630
Number of participating households: 23,828
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 23%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $720
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $803

Dodge

Total Renters’ Credits: $329,201
Number of participating households: 632
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 33%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $521
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $604

Douglas

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,146,292
Number of participating households: 2,109
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 39%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $544
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $656

Faribault

Total Renters’ Credits: $201,323
Number of participating households: 476
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 42%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $423
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $474

Fillmore

Total Renters’ Credits: $326,281
Number of participating households: 711
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 42%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $459
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $552

Freeborn

Total Renters’ Credits: $854,009
Number of participating households: 1,650
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 41%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $518
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $626

Goodhue

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,315,017
Number of participating households: 2,266
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 39%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $580
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $667

Grant

Total Renters’ Credits: $97,300
Number of participating households: 217
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 49%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $448
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $506

Hennepin

Total Renters’ Credits: $66,718,876
Number of participating households: 97,878
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 22%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $682
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $744

Houston

Total Renters’ Credits: $270,267
Number of participating households: 638
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 35%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $424
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $449

Hubbard

Total Renters’ Credits: $352,621
Number of participating households: 714
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 46%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $494
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $550

Isanti

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,009,218
Number of participating households: 1,487
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 31%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $679
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $747

Itasca

Total Renters’ Credits: $990,342
Number of participating households: 1,766
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 43%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $561
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $647

Jackson

Total Renters’ Credits: $116,094
Number of participating households: 288
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 40%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $403
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $495

Kanabec

Total Renters’ Credits: $341,386
Number of participating households: 611
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 44%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $559
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $590

Kandiyohi

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,481,276
Number of participating households: 2,699
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 31%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $549
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $652

Kittson

Total Renters’ Credits: $47,679
Number of participating households: 118
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 75%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $404
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $421

Koochiching

Total Renters’ Credits: $251,973
Number of participating households: 584
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 49%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $431
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $494

Lac Qui Parle

Total Renters’ Credits: $93,878
Number of participating households: 228
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 57%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $412
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $453

Lake

Total Renters’ Credits: $209,527
Number of participating households: 377
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 45%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $556
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $638

Lake of the Woods

Total Renters’ Credits: $52,402
Number of participating households: 118
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 32%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $444
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $530

Le Sueur

Total Renters’ Credits: $508,564
Number of participating households: 952
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 34%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $534
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $568

Lincoln

Total Renters’ Credits: $50,003
Number of participating households: 133
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 53%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $376
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $458

Lyon

Total Renters’ Credits: $812,921
Number of participating households: 1,721
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 33%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $472
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $584

McLeod

Total Renters’ Credits: $956,071
Number of participating households: 1,899
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 33%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $503
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $624

Mahnomen

Total Renters’ Credits: $44,630
Number of participating households: 99
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 63%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $451
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $498

Marshall

Total Renters’ Credits: $94,397
Number of participating households: 218
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 44%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $433
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $520

Martin

Total Renters’ Credits: $465,902
Number of participating households: 1,022
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 45%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $456
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $532

Meeker

Total Renters’ Credits: $466,488
Number of participating households: 949
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 37%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $492
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $570

Mille Lacs

Total Renters’ Credits: $600,986
Number of participating households: 1,121
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 40%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $536
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $578

Morrison

Total Renters’ Credits: $776,242
Number of participating households: 1,491
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 49%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $521
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $581

Mower

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,155,178
Number of participating households: 2,032
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 40%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $568
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $675

Murray

Total Renters’ Credits: $82,915
Number of participating households: 193
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 38%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $430
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $572

Nicollet

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,029,416
Number of participating households: 1,835
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 27%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $561
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $698

Nobles

Total Renters’ Credits: $460,062
Number of participating households: 967
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 34%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $476
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $538

Norman

Total Renters’ Credits: $79,192
Number of participating households: 152
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 60%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $521
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $628

Olmsted

Total Renters’ Credits: $5,169,176
Number of participating households: 8,671
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 26%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $596
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $693

Otter Tail

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,265,987
Number of participating households: 2,527
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 44%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $501
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $593

Pennington

Total Renters’ Credits: $293,861
Number of participating households: 686
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 39%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $428
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $491

Pine

Total Renters’ Credits: $549,708
Number of participating households: 1,004
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 39%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $548
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $556

Pipestone

Total Renters’ Credits: $93,568
Number of participating households: 272
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 43%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $344
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $378

Polk

Total Renters’ Credits: $587,517
Number of participating households: 1,340
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 35%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $438
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $477

Pope

Total Renters’ Credits: $216,344
Number of participating households: 415
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 54%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $521
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $615

Ramsey

Total Renters’ Credits: $32,535,206
Number of participating households: 48,582
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 23%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $670
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $728

Red Lake

Total Renters’ Credits: $47,306
Number of participating households: 135
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 27%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $350
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $385

Redwood

Total Renters’ Credits: $291,622
Number of participating households: 594
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 43%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $491
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $658

Renville

Total Renters’ Credits: $197,394
Number of participating households: 432
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 41%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $457
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $628

Rice

Total Renters’ Credits: $2,041,762
Number of participating households: 3,256
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 30%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $627
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $715

Rock

Total Renters’ Credits: $170,511
Number of participating households: 373
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 50%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $457
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $506

Roseau

Total Renters’ Credits: $194,503
Number of participating households: 431
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 37%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $451
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $568

St. Louis

Total Renters’ Credits: $6,056,103
Number of participating households: 11,170
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 42%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $542
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $631

Scott

Total Renters’ Credits: $3,955,979
Number of participating households: 5,362
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 22%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $738
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $824

Sherburne

Total Renters’ Credits: $2,150,861
Number of participating households: 3,291
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 25%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $654
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $711

Sibley

Total Renters’ Credits: $277,779
Number of participating households: 544
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 40%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $511
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $600

Stearns

Total Renters’ Credits: $5,742,089
Number of participating households: 10,236
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 25%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $561
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $706

Steele

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,185,710
Number of participating households: 1,994
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 36%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $595
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $681

Stevens

Total Renters’ Credits: $192,166
Number of participating households: 393
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 39%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $489
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $600

Swift

Total Renters’ Credits: $192,610
Number of participating households: 437
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 46%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $441
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $479

Todd

Total Renters’ Credits: $351,953
Number of participating households: 775
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 44%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $454
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $526

Traverse

Total Renters’ Credits: $43,463
Number of participating households: 89
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 66%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $488
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $476

Wabasha

Total Renters’ Credits: $395,118
Number of participating households: 773
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 35%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $511
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $565

Wadena

Total Renters’ Credits: $340,044
Number of participating households: 723
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 50%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $470
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $543

Waseca

Total Renters’ Credits: $477,918
Number of participating households: 964
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 38%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $496
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $562

Washington

Total Renters’ Credits: $7,428,131
Number of participating households: 9,975
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 28%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $745
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $883

Watonwan

Total Renters’ Credits: $168,064
Number of participating households: 424
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 40%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $396
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $505

Wilkin

Total Renters’ Credits: $74,654
Number of participating households: 189
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 58%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $395
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $434

Winona

Total Renters’ Credits: $1,133,582
Number of participating households: 2,425
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 32%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $467
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $564

Wright

Total Renters’ Credits: $2,935,616
Number of participating households: 4,640
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 29%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $633
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $694

Yellow Medicine

Total Renters’ Credits: $138,454
Number of participating households: 363
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 45%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $381
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $420

Unknown/Other

Total Renters’ Credits: $3,040,652
Number of participating households: 6,091
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 15%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $499
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $671

Statewide Total

Total Renters’ Credits: $208,534,039
Number of participating households: 328,112
Share of participating households that include seniors and/or people with disabilities: 28%
Average Renters’ Credit (all recipients): $636
Average Renters’ Credit (households including seniors and/or people with disabilities): $702

 

 


[1] The data in this issue brief comes from Minnesota Department of Revenue, Property Tax Research Division, and represent property tax refund claims filed in 2016 for tax year 2015, the most current year for which detailed data are available.
[2] The starting point for calculating the Renters’ Credit is a percentage of the rent paid, which is considered the renter’s share of property taxes. Starting with refunds filed in 2012, this percentage of rent decreased from 19 percent to 17 percent, and it is still 17 percent today. In 2013, policymakers increased the maximum refund amount and reduced the “threshold.” The threshold is the percentage of income a household must pay in property taxes in order to qualify for a refund, which also affects the size of their refund. In the 2014 Legislative Session, policymakers approved an additional one-time 6 percent increase for Renters’ Credits received in 2014 only.

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