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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

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...

February 2012

2010 Renters' Credit cuts felt across Minnesota

The Renters’ Credit, formally called the Property Tax Refund or PTR, is a state property tax refund for low- and modera...

August 2011

Renters' Credit maintained in 2011, cut in 2012

The Renters’ Credit provides a property tax refund for more than 300,000 low- and moderate-income Minnesota households,...

September 2010

2010 cuts to the Renters' Credit hurt those already hurt by tough economy

The Renters’ Credit provides a property tax refund for over 300,000 low- and moderate-income Minnesota households, more ...

Tax Credits Blog Posts

June 24, 2019

Final tax plan boosts tax credits for working Minnesotans, but falls short on future stability

The 2019 tax bill agreed to by Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Legislature in the recently completed special legisla...

May 17, 2019

All tax plans on the table raise revenues: the difference is how much and who benefits

The negotiations to reach a budget deal this session have at times been characterized as a debate between raising taxes...

April 08, 2019

Walz tax plan expands Working Family Credit, funds investments in schools and communities

Narrowly defined, the primary responsibility for policymakers this legislative session is to pass the state’s next ...

May 17, 2018

Legislative tax bill needs improvement; is there enough time left to make the grade?

I’ll admit it – I was hoping for a relatively quiet 2018 Legislative Session in terms of tax policy. Then in December...