I hope you and your loved ones have had a fantastic summer so far! There are a couple of important pieces of info that have come up since session ended. Here’s what you should know:
New laws went into effect on July 1 and August 1st as a result of our work from the legislative session. These laws will have a lot of positive benefits for our state, and I can't wait to see them work! The nonpartisan office of House Public Information has a summary of the new laws here:
On August 1st nursing homes received $173 of new state funding as part of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize a sector of the economy that is facing financial hardship. Local nursing homes will receive another significant one-time payment on Aug. 1, 2024. This directly benefits a nursing home in our district.
Property Tax Refund Filings Due August 15
This year we prioritized using some of the state’s surplus to offer property tax cuts at the state level and put money back in the pockets of Minnesotans.
Here are some of the highlights:
We adjusted the special property tax refund so that if your property taxes increased by more than 6% from 2022 to 2023, you’ll qualify for a refund of up to $2,500, regardless of your income level.
We increased the Homestead Credit Refund and Renter’s Property Tax Refund by 20.572%.
We expanded the eligibility for the Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral program so more seniors can age in their homes.
In some cases, you must file a Form M1PR by August 15 to qualify. In other cases, the Minnesota Department of Revenue will automatically adjust your refund to the higher amount. For more information, see here: https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/tax-law-changes.
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