State offering free e-filing for property tax returns
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 5:47 AM
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is pleased to announce that most homeowners can now file for their property tax refund on its website for free.
Terri Steenblock, Assistant Commissioner for Individual Taxes, said. "Homeowners who choose this option will be able to file their property tax return quickly and easily, allowing them to receive their refund even faster."
To file electronically for free, a taxpayer must be:
A homeowner filing an original property tax refund
Filing a refund for property taxes paid in 2012 or later
Living in their home and not renting or using it for a business
Electing direct deposit for their refund
What is needed to electronically file:
Social Security number
Valid email address
Qualifying dependent information
County property tax statement
Your bank account and routing number
This new, free e-filing option saves the state more than $400,000 a biennium.
To electronically file a property tax return, visit online at www.revenue.state.mn.us.