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Department of Revenue reminds homeowners and renters of upcoming property tax refund deadline


Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding homeowners and renters that the due date to file for a 2013 property tax refund is Aug. 15, 2014. State law provides for a one-year grace period to claim these refunds, however, the sooner the return is filed, the sooner the refund can be issued.

The grace period for the 2012 property tax refund ends on Aug. 15, 2014. The property tax refund expires after this date and homeowners and renters will not be able to claim it.

“We encourage every eligible taxpayer to file for their property tax refund. This refund, particularly with this year’s increase, helps thousands of Minnesota homeowners and renters with relief from property taxes. Thousands of taxpayers miss out on their property tax refunds each year by failing to file their return,” said Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans. “The August 15 deadline is fast approaching and we want to make sure eligible taxpayers do not miss out on their refunds because they fail to file.”

A new law signed on May 20, 2014, increased property tax refunds for Minnesota homeowners and renters. For 2013 returns only, the law increases the Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) by 3 percent and the Renter’s Property Tax Refund by 6 percent. The average 2013 refund is $837 for homeowners and $643 for renters.

The department offers some tips for homeowners and renters:

•Find out if you qualify for a property tax refund. Renters and homeowners that meet certain household income requirements may be eligible. To see if you qualify visit our website.

•Update your address. Let us know if your address has changed. Filers who have moved since filing their return should contact the department immediately to update their address. This can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using our automated phone system at 651-296-4444 or toll free at 800-657-3676.

•Direct Deposit. Direct Deposit is the fastest way to receive your refund. Filers should be sure their bank account will still be open in July, August, and September when the refunds go out.

•Check the status of your refund online. Filers can check the status of their refund on our homepage by clicking the “Where’s My Refund?” link.

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MDA to offer free waste pesticide collections in southeast Minnesota counties

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host a series of waste pesticide collections in four southeastern Minnesota counties from Tuesday, August 26, through Thursday, August 28, 2014. Through these free collection eve ..... 
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Forest Resources Council requests Public Comment on Regional Forest Plan

Wed, Aug 13th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Forest Resources Council (MFRC) is requesting citizen review and comment on the draft Southeast Landscape Plan: A Regional Plan to Guide Sustainable Forest Management. The plan provides cross-ownership recommendations for long-term for ..... 
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Commerce Department Investigation Unearths Multiple Allegations against Criminal Coin Dealer

Wed, Aug 13th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN – A Minnesota Department of Commerce investigation of Wholesale Assets Worldwide, LLC (WAW), a company engaged in coin and precious metal dealings, and Dennis Charles Helmer has been cited in an indictment by the United States Attorn ..... 
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After 6-Year Wait, Mankato Civic Center Expansion to Be Completed

Wed, Aug 13th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – The expansion of the Mankato Civic Center has been six years in the making. And thanks to the 2014 Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton last May, the project is finally on track to be comple ..... 
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Toledo Community Foundation’s First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund Awards Grant To Rural Renewable Energy Alliance

Tue, Aug 12th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

TOLEDO, OHIO, August 13, 2014 – The Board of Trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant from the First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund to RREAL in the amount of $15,000. These funds will be used to install a solar system for t ..... 
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MnDOT reminds motorists of work zone safety after two crashes near Rochester

Tue, Aug 12th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Two Minnesota Department of Transportation vehicles have been struck by motorists in the past week, including a crash that occurred in a work zone on Monday afternoon. The crashes serve as reminders to motorists of the importanc ..... 
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GNP Company CEO Michael Helgeson Announces Plans to Retire

Tue, Aug 12th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minn. (August 12, 2014) —www.GNPCompanyNews.com — GNP Company™, the Midwest’s leading producer of natural chicken under the Just BARE®, Gold’n Plump® and Sunny Roost® brand labels, announced today that Chief Executive Officer ..... 
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Governor Dayton to Hold Railway Safety Meetings in Communities Across Minnesota

Mon, Aug 11th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton held the first in a series of statewide railway safety meetings in Little Canada. Governor Dayton met with local leaders and emergency managers to review the state’s new railway safety laws and to discus ..... 
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