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Minnesota Tax Credits for Workers and Families

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Strong tax credits for lower-income Minnesotans can boost their incomes and get children off to a stronger start in life. They also contribute to a fairer tax system in Minnesota. Our work on tax credits particularly focuses on the Working Family Credit and the Renters' Credit property tax refund.

More information on our advocacy efforts to strengthen Minnesota's state tax credits is available on our Working Family Credit and Renters' Credit agenda pages.

Research

March 2014

Minnesota should improve the Working Family Credit in 2014

The Working Family Credit encourages work, makes the tax system fairer, and helps working people meet basic needs and support their families. Updating the Working Family Credit to match changes in the federal Earned Income Tax Credit would benefit 53,7000 working Minnesota families.

July 2013

2013 tax bill improves property tax refunds for renters and homeowners

The 2013 tax bill takes a major step toward ensuring that low- and moderate-income Minnesotans do not pay more than their fair share in taxes. More than 550,000 Minnesota households will benefit from higher property tax refunds and lower eligibility requirements through the Renters' Credit and Circuit Breaker.

May 2012

No further cuts to renters' property tax refunds made in 2012 Legislative Session

The Renters' Credit refunds a portion of the property taxes that renters pay through their rents. It is an important ...

April 2012

2012 House tax bill would severely cut renters' property tax refunds

The Renters' Credit refunds a portion of the property taxes that renters pay through their rents. This year, 315,000...

Tax Credits Blog Posts

April 14, 2022

Minnesota House and Senate lay out their budget and tax priorities

Amid unprecedented resources available to invest in Minnesotans’ well-being and build a more equitable state, the House and Senate have released their supplemental budget bills.

February 02, 2022

A first look at Governor Walz’s supplemental budget proposal

The state of Minnesota has resources to draw on to start building a more equitable future, focusing on what Minnesotans...

January 21, 2022

A first look at Governor Walz’s budget proposal on expanding economic opportunity

The state of Minnesota is projecting an historic $7.7 billion surplus for the current FY 2022-2023 budget cycle . This...