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

• Address

• Valid email address

• Household income

• 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.